FIA court adjourns money laundering case hearing till May 14

PM Shehbaz seeks exemption from court appearance: Hamza appears: Investigation officer of case changed

By: News Desk
Published: 10:10 AM, 27 Apr, 2022
FIA court adjourns money laundering case hearing till May 14
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Punjab Chief Minister-elect Hamza Sharif on Wednesday appeared before the Special Central Court of the FIA in Rs25 billion money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The court heard the interim bail applications of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz as their bails were ending today. The court was to hear arguments regarding indictment of Shehbaz and Hamza.

The CM-elect Hamza appeared before the court but Premier Shehbaz skipped the hearing owing to his other important engagements. 

Prosecutor Aqeel Khan appeared before the court to argue the case. 

The prime minister submitted an application requesting to grant him exemption from appearing before the court.

During the hearing, the court was told by the FIA that the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case had been changed and new IO Nadeem Akhtar appeared before the court and requested it to grant him more time to get a grip on the case. 

On this, the court adjourned the hearing till May 14. 

Reporter Shaheen Attique