Jehangir Khan Tareen refuses you appear before FIA in money laundering case

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Jehangir Khan Tareen refuses you appear before FIA in money laundering case

Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Saturday excused himself from appearing before Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in money laundering and sugar mills’ inquiry, citing health issues.

Jahangir Tareen in his statement said that he is currently receiving medical treatment in London and cannot appear before FIA in his personal capacity.

"I need time to answer the queries of the FIA", he added.

Earlier on Friday, Jahangir Tareen's son Ali Tareen excused himself from appearing before the FIA.

“Currently I’m in London to look after my ailing father and cannot appear before FIA”, Ali Tareen said in his statement.

On Thursday, the FIA had summoned Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen to appear before it.

According to details, the investigation agency summoned the PTI leader in his personal capacity on September 19. A joint investigation team will probe him in the sugar scandal.

On the other hand, the investigation watchdog summoned Jahagir Tareen's son Ali Khan Tareen on September 18 to probe into the matter.

It is pertinent to remember that the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 2, suspended Sindh High Court's decision to quash Sugar Inquiry Commission and its report.

The court had issued notices to the sugar mills owners and sought their response in this regard.