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Money laundering case: Shehbaz Sharif's judicial remand extended till Mar 25

Money laundering case: Shehbaz Sharif's judicial remand extended till Mar 25
March 18, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) – Accountability court on Thursday has extended the judicial remand of PML-N President and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif in the money laundering case.

The accountability court conducted a hearing of the money laundering case against the opposition leader. Shehbaz Sharif and other accused were presented in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court, however, Hamza Shahbaz also appeared before court.

During the hearing, the court extended the judicial remand of PML-N leader and other accused in the case till March 25.

On the other hand, a large number of the PML-N leaders and workers were also present outside the court.

Earlier, the court had expressed resentment over the absence of Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz in the hearing of money laundering case and issued show-cause notice to Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent for not presenting the PML-N president.

The judge strictly directed the authorities to make sure presence of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz in the court.

Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted bail to Hamza Shahbaz in money laundering case after 20 months and directed the authorities to release him from jail over submission of two surety bonds.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case.

On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.

All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized. Approver Yasir records statement against Shehbaz Sharif family

On September 28, 2020, NAB team had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case after Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his bail plea.