Contrary to Shehzad Akbar’s claim, Shehbaz was centre of UK’s NCA probe
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The new documents pertaining to UK’s National Crime Agency investigation into money laundering case against PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his son in which the foreign agency absolved the duo of any wrongdoing also came to light on Wednesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the papers submitted by the NCA to a British court, the centre of investigation was Shehbaz Sharif. The NCA wrote in its papers that after conducting a thorough inquiry into the allegation levelled against Shehbaz, he was found innocent and the NCA closed all investigation against him. The agency also requested the court to end all investigation against Shehbaz Sharif.
The NCA court papers revealed that it conducted a probe against Shehbaz for two years and looked into his affairs in Pakistan, Dubai and Britain but it could find nothing. It made a thorough inquiry into the allegations levelled against Shehbaz and published in UK’s Daily Mail, but nothing could emerge, the papers revealed.
It is pertinent to mention here when the NCA declared Shehbaz innocent, then PM advisor on accountability Shehzad Akbar claimed that Shehbaz was not part of the investigation. However, the NCA court papers revealed that Shehbaz was the centre of investigation and it belied the claim of the ex-PM advisor. It justifies that Shehzad Akbar was removed from his office on account of his bad performance.
The scope of investigations against Shehbaz Sharif was extended up to 15 years.
According to the NCA court papers, three investigation agencies including NAB, ARU and FIA participated in the inquiry. All three of them provided all documents and extended full support in conducting and completing the investigation, the NCA papers divulged.