LAHORE – A court has summoned PML-N chairman Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in a money laundering case.
During the hearing, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) filed a petition with judicial magistrate Kamran Zafar, requesting permission to register the statements of 26 people accused in the case. The magistrate said the statements will be recorded in the country.
On the other hand, the president of the PML-N and his son did not appear in court because of their personal commitments.
On September 16, PML-N leaders and other suspects appeared in the court of accounts while Shehbaz’s wife Nusrat attended the hearing through her lawyer.
The court had ordered her to appear through a representative to initiate indictment proceedings against her. Shehbaz and Hamza have already been charged.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has charged Shehbaz Sharif with money laundering and holding assets beyond known sources of income.
The anti-graft claimed that the Shehbaz family had assets of Rs 14.8million in 1998 and that they had grown to Rs 7,328million in 2018.
The amount is “disproportionate to known sources of income and for which neither the accused nor other family members / benamidars could reasonably take into account,” the NAB said.