AC seeks audit record of Shehbaz Sharif’s property from FBR

LAHORE: The accountability court has sought an audit record of Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s property from the FBR in a money laundering case.

Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer Amjad Pervez had requested for auditor record of his tax. Judge Jawadul Hassan said that if there is an audit, then present it at the next hearing.

In the court, Shehbaz Sharif said that the hundreds of billions I saved are important. I was the first to save this amount. The accused said that the medical board has visited the jail.

The accountability court judge said that it is a separate matter, the court will hear it separately. Shehbaz Sharif said that NAB did not answer my questions. The robbery of Rs 640 billion had taken place earlier and I recovered it.

“The NAB should thank me,” he said. The court has extended the judicial remand of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz till 16th January. The court also ordered to produce the audit record and the auditor. The court also directed the Commissioner Inland Revenue to produce a certified copy of the record.

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It should be noted that Shehbaz Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in the money laundering case, was arrested by the Lahore High Court after his bail was denied.

According to NAB Lahore, the inquiry was started after receiving a complaint against Shehbaz Sharif from the SBP’s financial monitoring unit, while Shehbaz Sharif and his sons set up nine business units from 2008 to 2018.

In 1990, Shehbaz Sharif’s assets were worth 2.1 million and in 1998, his and his children’s assets were worth 1.8 million. According to NAB, the value of assets of Shehbaz Sharif and his family reached close to Rs 6 billion in 2018 due to anonymous account holders, frontmen.