Thursday December 16, 2021

Money Laundering Case: Bails Of Shahbaz, Hamza Extended

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended interim bail of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in a case related to the money laundering and sugar scam.

The father-son duo turned up in court as it resumed hearing the case. The court extended their interim bail until Jan 4 and directed the defence counsels to forward their arguments on the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) objection to the jurisdiction of the special court to hear the case.

The next hearing was fixed for Dec 24 when the court would hear arguments. The FIA had previously questioned the jurisdiction of the special court for banking offences to entertain the matter.

Shehbaz and his sons, Hamza and Suleman are facing the money laundering and sugar scam. The FIA has finalised the case challan listing as many as 100 witnesses including scrap dealers, hardware and sanitary shop owners.

The challan also includes witnesses from construction companies, dairy farms, general stores, oxygen cylinder vendors, engineers, lawyers, bankers, doctors, and officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and FIA.

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