LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore indicted on Friday PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shehbaz in a money laundering case.
Judge Naseem Ahmed Virk framed charges against Nusrat, who is out of the country for her medical treatment, through a pleader, Muhammad Nawaz.
Earlier, the court had declared her a proclaimed offender over her perpetual absence from the trial proceedings.
The court directed prosecution witnesses to appear on next hearing to record their depositions.
Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz turned up before the court while PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif moved a plea through his counsel seeking exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing, which was granted.
The court adjourned the case until October 18. It also put off the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing and Ramazan Sugar Mills cases until Oct 18 with direction for witnesses to show up on next hearing.
The opposition leader, his wife Nusrat Shehbaz, sons Hamza and Salman Shehbaz and other family members are nominated in a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over alleged laundering Rs25 billion ill-gotten money using the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Al-Arabiya Sugar Mills.