Shehbaz Sharif’s wife indicted in money laundering case

By: News Desk      Published: 12:25 PM, 1 Oct, 2021
Nusrat Shehbaz
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An accountability court (AC) in Lahore on Friday indicted Nusrat Shehbaz, wife of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, in a money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Accountability Court Judge Naseem Virk heard the case.

Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly and Shehbaz’s son Hamza Shehbaz also appeared in the court, while Shehbaz’s request for exemption from the court hearing was accepted.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case until October 18.

PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz had, on June 24, appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team in Lahore and answered their questions in sugar mills scandal expressing his ignorance regarding the transaction of money in his personal and sugar mills accounts. 

The investigation agency had summoned him in connection with its ongoing probe into sugar mills scandal involving money laundering amounting to Rs25 billion.

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During the FIA grilling about the transaction of Rs25 billion, Hamza expressed his ignorance as who had deposited billions of rupees in sugar mills accounts. 

A few days go, on June 22, Shehbaz Sharif too appeared before an FIA team and answered their queries regarding money laundering and the sugar scandal.

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According to sources in the FIA, Shehbaz had failed to satisfy the team of investigators who asked him questions regarding money laundering and sugar scandal.

Meanwhile, in another development, a court in Lahore adjourned hearing of the petition filed by Hamza Shehbaz and Nusrat Shehbaz against the court order of freezing of assets belonging to the Sharif family until October 18. 

Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali