FIA prosecutor questions court’s jurisdiction in Shehbaz Sharif case
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor told a court in Lahore on Saturday that the fake bank accounts and money laundering case registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz falls under the purview of anti-establishment court, and not a banking court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Banking Court judge Sardar Tahir Sabir heard the case.
Both father and his son are facing charges of laundering money of around Rs25 billion.
Speaking to the media after the hearing was over, PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar said over one year had passed since the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against both of them. “But not a single proof of their involvement in the case could be found,” he claimed, adding FIA’s case against any of the suspects had never been so prolonged. “This will not continue any longer. The government will have to be held answerable for that,” he stated emphatically.
Reporter Umar Aslam