AC declares Shehbaz's wife Nusrat as proclaimed offender

By: News Desk      Published: 11:37 AM, 8 Dec, 2020
AC declares Shehbaz's wife Nusrat as proclaimed offender

An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday declared Nusrat Shehbaz, wife of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, as a proclaimed offender in money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Shehbaz Sharif later talked to Nusrat Shehbaz on phone and enquired about her health. He also informed her about the money laundering case development.

The accountability court judge, during the hearing, said the 30-day deadline that was given to Nusrat Shehbaz to appear before the court has expired. The accused has to present arguments on the testimonies of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) witnesses by themselves now, the judge remarked.  

On November 11, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by the 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.

On September 28, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case after Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his bail plea.