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FIA decides against indictment of Prime Minister Shahbaz, Hamza in money laundering Case – Pakistan

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday decided not to go after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz in 16 billion rupees money laundering business three days before special Lahore court had to formulate charges against PML-N leaders.

According to a written application submitted in court, FIA director general (GD), via investigator ordered Special Prosecutor Sikander Zulkarnain Salem not to appear in court as “accused in it will be elected in prime minister of pakistan and leader minister of Punjab”.

” concerned circles are not interested in prosecuting the accused,” he said, demanding that these instructions be made part of case record.

Earlier this week FIA former director Mohammad Rizwan, who investigated the allegations against Shehbaz and his son died of a heart attack.

The FIA ​​ordered Prime Minister Shehbaz and his sons Hamza and Suleman, in November 2020 on articles 419, 420, 468, 471, 34 and 109 of Prevention of Law on Corruption and read with 3/4 of Money Laundering Law. Suleman Shehbaz is in hiding in United Kingdom.

Fourteen others had also was named in FIR under sections 5(2) and 5(3) (criminal misdemeanor) of Prevention of Corruption Law.

special the court had on January 27 Granted pre-arrest bail Shehbaz and Hamza in case.

After the agency submitted its request yesterday, the court took Appendix on record and attached it with case.

Meanwhile, Salim said that the prosecution was stopped from appearing in case, as Shahbaz and Hamza suggested public office Now. “FIA officials showed no interest. in trial against Shehbaz, Hamza and others,” he said. added.

move comes just three days before the court was to indict the prime minister and head of the Punjab minister on May 14. At the previous session, the court instructed the Prime Minister and other persons ensure their presence on next hearing as there will be no further adjournment made.

“This is made clear that on [the] next the date of hearing, accusation[s] must be accused, and all accused must be ensure their personal presence,” the written order said.

Fees against Shehbaz, Hamza

The FIA ​​had in December 2021 introduced challan against Shehbaz and Hamza to special court for their alleged involvement in laundering en amount of 16 billion rupees in sugar fraud case.

“Investigation team found 28 benami accounts of Shehbaz family through which money laundering of In 2008-2018, Rs 16.3 billion was allocated. FIA checked money drag of 17,000 credit transactions,” according to the FIA ​​report submitted to the court.

amount kept in “hidden accounts” and handed over to Shehbaz in private matter, report added.

This amount (16 billion rupees) has nothing to do with sugar business (of Shehbaz family). money received from accounts of low-paid workers Shahbaz was transferred outside Pakistan via hundi/hawala networks, ultimately intended for useful use of his family members, as claimed by the FIA.

“Eleven underpaid employees of Sharif group who “held and owned” laundered proceeds on on behalf of of main defendants, found guilty of assistance money laundering. Three other co-defendants of Sharif group also actively promoted money laundering,” the agency said in a statement.

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