NAB gives clean chit to Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza in money laundering case
May 11, 2023 12:07 AM
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday submitted a supplementary investigation report to an accountability court of Lahore in which it declared Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz innocent in the money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The NAB also declared other accused in the case innocent, stating that no evidence of corruption had been found against Shehbaz Sharif and others.
Accountability Court No 9 judge Qamarul Zaman heard the case.
“Shehbaz Sharif and other accused have been declared innocent,” the investigation officer told the court.
“Why were they declared guilty in the reference that had been submitted earlier?” the judge questioned.
“Investigation was carried out again under the new NAB law, and corruption related to the assets was not found,” the investigation officer further told the court.
The court adjourned further hearing till May 24 next. It also accepted Hamza Shehbaz’s plea for one-day exemption from personal appearance.
“Hamza Shehbaz is suffering from backpain,” the lawyer had told the court.
Reporter: Jamaluddin Jamali