LAHORE: An accountability court handed over another alleged frontman of Shehbaz Sharif family to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on physical remand till May 8 in a money laundering case.
Accountability Court Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the proceedings wherein the bureau officials produced the alleged frontman, Aftab Mahmood, at the outset of hearing.
The officials submitted that the accused laundered millions of rupees for Shehbaz Sharif family members. They requested the court for handing over the accused on physical remand for investigations.
At this, the court, handing over the accused to NAB custody on physical remand till May 8, directed for producing him on expiry of the remand term.
It is pertinent to mention here that the NAB had claimed that the suspect operated a foreign exchange, Usman International in London and Birmingham, and he laundered millions of rupees for Hamza, Salman and other members of the Shahbaz family.
So far, the bureau had arrested five suspects in connection with the money laundering and income beyond means investigation against Shahbaz Sharif and his sons.
The NAB further said that suspect Mahmood was the cousin of another arrested suspect Shahid Shafiq and both allegedly transferred millions of rupees to the accounts of the Shahbaz family members.
The other arrested suspects are Fazal Daad, Qasim Qayum and Muhammad Mushtaq.