An accountability court summoned seizure of properties of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif’s son, Suleman Shehbaz in relation to the ongoing money laundering case against the Sharif family.
The major breakthrough came as the National Accountability Bureau approached the court to seise the Suleman Shehbaz’s properties.
The court, under the supervision of Judge Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, held the hearing of the case today. In the session, the court approved the NAB’s request to seize the properties of Shehbaz Sharif’s son.
The court, in its proceedings, also declared Suleman Shehbaz an absconder and ordered publishing of advertisements in this regard against the suspect.
NAB had found that the former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman, who is masking in London these days with his family, have been involved in money laundering of 85 billion Rupees.
The Accountability Bureau suspects that money laundering of billions of rupees has been carried on the name of mills’ fund and revenue. The inquiry, which was started in October 2018, also found that Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, brother Shehbaz and some close foreigners and crime partners in the UK and UAE were shareholders of the company.
NAB is investigating whether the foreigners’ shares were actually black money looted from the national treasure because at that time the Sharif family did not have white money to invest.
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz’s nephew Yousaf Abbas have already been under the custody for the same case. On August 21, the Lahore accountability court extended the physical remand of Maryam and Yousaf till September 4. Whereas, Opposition leader Shehbaz, on the other hand, is also investigated in the Lahore Waste Management company case.