Shahbaz Sharif faces a snub in Accountability Court for presenting irrelevant evidence
LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz on Tuesday have appeared before the accountability court in money laundering case. During the hearing, Shehbaz Sharif has presented report of Transparency International in the court and said, “Now tell who is doing corruption in Pakistan.” Meanwhile, the judge directed the accused to refrain from having political talks in the court. Previously, the PML-N president had submitted an appreciation letter of Chinese ambassador in the court on which, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor raised objections.
NAB submits report on freezing assets of Shehbaz’s family in court
Earlier, Director General of NAB Lahore had submitted a report in the court through investigation officer on freezing the properties of Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz, daughter Rabia Imran and others.
Shehbaz Sharif told that there was no doctor dealing with cancer patients present in the government panel, therefore, he requested the court to include his personal doctor in the board.
Court declares Shehbaz’s wife Nusrat as proclaimed offender
Accountability court had declared Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz as proclaimed offender in money laundering case.
Nusrat Shahbaz was declraed absconder over her continuous absence in case hearings.
Hamza, Shehbaz Sharif indicted in money laundering reference
On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.
All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized.
Approver Yasir records statement against Shehbaz Sharif family
Approver Yasir Mushtaq had recorded his statement in connection with money laundering case against the family of Shehbaz Sharif.
The approver told that he was directed by Sharif family’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to turn the black money worth Rs 60 crore into white.
Chief financial officer (CFO) had told to use bank account of Mushtaq and Company for telegraphic transfer (TT), he added.
NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case
On September 28, 2020, NAB team had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case after Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his bail plea.
A two-member bench of the Lahore High Court comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider heard the plea, during which Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer presented his arguments.