PM Shehbaz, Hamza Get Clean Chit in Money Laundering Case

Wed Oct 12 2022
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LAHORE: The Special Central Court on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in money laundering case.

The court announced its judgment earlier reserved in the mega money laundering case of Rs16 billion against the Shehbaz family after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor informed the court that no money was directly deposited in the accounts of Sharifs.

The duo did not appear before the court in last hearing as their counsel filed a request for exemption saying the prime minister Shehbaz Sharif had official engagements and Hamza Shehbaz was feeling ill.

FIA had submitted the challan in mega money laundering case in December 2021, accusing the prime minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz were involved in laundering an amount of Rs16 billion in the sugar scam case.

According to the FIA report submitted to the court, the investigation team has “detected 28 benami accounts of the Shehbaz family through which Rs16.3bn money was laundered between 2008-18.

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