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Court to announce verdict on freezing of Shehbaz Sharif family’s properties today

Court to announce verdict on freezing of Shehbaz Sharif family’s properties today
December 11, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court in Lahore will announce the verdict on freezing of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif family’s properties on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the court had reserved verdict to freeze the properties of Shehbaz Sharif, his sons including Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz among other family members. The accountability court will announce the verdict on Wednesday (tomorrow). Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been allowed to investigate Hamza Shehbaz in the jail. Earlier, the NAB has ordered to freeze all properties of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif. The frozen properties include the houses located at 96 H and 87 H. Moreover, Shehbaz Sharif’s lodges at Donga Gali, a cottage and a plot at Haripur have also been frozen. His plots NOs 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 70 and 71 at Johar Town have been frozen. The orders have been issued due to ongoing investigations into allegations of corruption and money laundering against him. The properties of Salman Shehbaz and Nusrat Shehbaz have also been frozen. Earlier on Sept 30, an accountability court had ordered to confiscate the properties of Suleman Shehbaz, the son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, in connection with money laundering case against the Sharifs. The court also declared Suleman Shehbaz an absconder and ordered publishing advertisements in this regard against the suspect. The court ordered the investigation officer to submit report of assets’ confiscation in a month. The NAB had alleged that the former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman, who are in London these days with their families, have been involved in money laundering of Rs85 billion. Details about Suleman Shehbaz’s properties and fake foreign money transactions available with 92 News show that his possessed assets worth Rs20,000 in 2003 that increased to Rs2.60 billion in 2017 as a result of fake money transactions.