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FIA interrogates Hamza Shahbaz in money laundering, sugar case

FIA interrogates Hamza Shahbaz in money laundering, sugar case
June 24, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday interrogated Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz in money laundering and sugar inquiry commission case.

The PML-N leader appeared before the FIA in connection with its ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering of Rs25 billion through the sugar mills owned by the Sharif family.

A five-member probe team of grilled Hamza Shahbaz for about 40 minutes after he turned up at the agency’s Lahore office.

According to the sources, Hamza Shahbaz could not satisfy the FIA investigation team. He did not answer the most questions of the investigation team. Hamza Shahbaz also expressed ignorance about those who deposited money in the accounts. He also expressed ignorance of FATF laws and anti-money laundering law 2010.

It is pertinent to mention here that both father-son duo have been accused of laundering Rs25 billion ill-gotten money using the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Al-Arabiya Sugar Mills.

On Tuesday, Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in sugar scandal case.

A four-member team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) quizzed the PML-N president at the agency’s Lahore office for more than an hour. According to the sources, the investigation team put as many as 20 questions to Shehbaz Sharif, out of which he could answer only four.