Arrest warrants issued for Shehbaz Sharif’s wife, daughter

By: News Desk      Published: 03:55 PM, 14 Sep, 2020
Arrest warrants issued for Shehbaz Sharif’s wife, daughter

An Accountability Court in Lahore under judge Jawad-ul-Hassan Monday issued arrest warrants for Shehbaz Sharif's wife Nusrat Shehbaz and daughter Rabia in a money laundering case, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

The accountability court has also declared Tahir Naqvi and Ahmed Ali as accused in the case. 

After the case hearing, Deputy Secretary General Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Attaullah Tarrar said Shahbaz Sharif voluntarily returned back to the country and regularly appeared before the trial court without any absence.

He termed PM Adviser on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar as the biggest liar on the planet earth as Shahzad Akbar tried to leak inside news of the NAB cases. Tarrar believed this shows the underhand agreement of the NAB-Niazi nexus.

Earlier on 10 September, PML-N President and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif told an accountability court in Lahore that his decision not to cut the sugarcane support price and going against any subsidy to sugar millers caused a loss of billions of rupees to his family.

Shehbaz made these remarks as he along with his daughter Rabia appeared before the accountability court in connection with the hearing of the money laundering reference in which his family members are also nominated. 

During the hearing, the PML-N president rubbished the charges and said the NAB had fabricated the case despite the fact that he served the province while trying to save every penny. 

Talking about his tenure as the Punjab chief minister, Shehbaz recalled that the Sindh government at that time first fixed the sugarcane support price at Rs182 but suddenly slashed the same to Rs155. 

However, the Sindh High Court intervened and determined the rate at Rs160 along with Rs12 as a subsidy, thus fixing the support price at Rs172, Shehbaz said while explaining his point. But in Punjab, said the PML-N president, he neither reduced the sugar price nor gave any subsidy to the millers, thus even affecting his family businesses.

There was a storm in Punjab with the representative body of sugar mills owners sending multiple applications, but he did not succumb to the pressure and stick to the decision which was against the business interests of his own sons, Shehbaz argued.

Later, the accountability court judge, Jawad-ul-Hassan assured him of listening to his stance during the hearing at later stages. The entire world saw that there were headlines during his tenure as the chief minister, the judge observed.