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Court adjourns hearing of money-laundering case against PM Shehbaz, CM Hamza

LAHORE: A special court on Saturday heard the money-laundering case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif along with his son Hamza reached the special court for the hearing in money-laundering case.

The prime minister and the Punjab chief minister were accompanied by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah.

As per sources privy to the matter, the father and son duo were to be indicted in the  a Rs16 billion money laundering case today.

However, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) opposed the immediate indictment.

PM Shehbaz maintained before the court that National Crime Agency (NCA) of the UK didn’t find any corruption even after investigating him for two years.

“All the 14 accounts mentioned in the case were transacted through banking channels. In this case, baseless propaganda was spread. This is a sham FIR,” the prime minister’s counsel Amjad Pervaiz said.

They were to be indicted in the case on May 14 but the hearing was adjourned as Shehbaz was in the UK and postponed his return to the country in order to visit the UAE to offer condolences over the death of its ailing president.

At the outset of the hearing, it was observed that the conditions outside the court were disturbed and it was a ruckus on the premises.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered an inquiry over the disturbance around the court.

Notably, Shehbaz and Hamza were booked in the money laundering case in November 2020 by FIA along with 14 others.

Courtesy Bol News

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