Money laundering case against Sharifs: NAB arrests accused Aftab

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23 Apr, 2019 11:50 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested accused Aftab Mehmood involced in money laundering case against former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.

According to the details, the anti-graft watchdog arrested fifth suspect in money laundering case against Sharif family on identification of another already arrested suspect Shahid Shafiq during the interrogation.

It was reported that arrested suspect is alleged of helping the Sharif family in money laundering.

It sis pertinent to mention here that the suspect is facing charges of transferring millions of rupees illegally to the bank accounts of Sharif family. The NAB team said the arrested man had been operating a foreign currency exchange in London and Birmingham.

Mahmood is accused of sending money to Hamza Shehbaz and his brother Salman Shehbaz through telegraphic transfers TT-based.

The corruption watchdog will present the suspect before the accountability court tomorrow. The NAB will seek remand of the suspect for 15 days.

Earlier, on April 17, the NAB prosecutor had submitted the bureau’s reply in corruption cases of Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani scam and money laundering faced by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.

According to corruption watchdog, Hamza chaired Saaf Pani Company meetings without having any authority. It transpired during probe that Hamza Shehbaz influenced contracts issued by the company, NAB said.

It further said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader exceeded his authority in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, and ordered construction of a drain for financial gains. The NAB told the court Rs180 million were transferred to the account of Shehbaz between 2005 and 2008, and subsequently the amount was transferred abroad.

Assets beyond income: Hamza Shehbaz appears before NAB

Earlier, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond known source of income.

A day earlier, the corruption watchdog summoned Hamza Shehbaz in assets beyond known sources of income. The NAB also issued a notice to Hamza Shehbazon his residence in city’s Model Town.

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