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AC summons Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case on Aug 27

LAHORE: An accountability court has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the money laundering reference on 27th August.

According to details, a hearing was conducted in an accountability court against Shehbaz Sharif and his family in money laundering reference. NAB’s Special Prosecutor Asim Mumtaz gave arguments while the court summoned the accused Nisar Ahmed, Qasim Qayyum, Rashid Karamat, and all the other accused.

The court has further directed jail authorities to also produce Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz and other arrested suspects before the court during the next hearing.

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Court further directed the investigation officer to inform about the nature of charges on those suspects who have not been arrested. It is pertinent here to mention that Shehbaz Sharif and his family have been accused of committing money laundering worth over seven billion rupees.

According to the National Accountability Bureau, from 2008 to 2018, the assets of four members of the Shahbaz Sharif family increased by 45 percent while the assets of Salman Shahbaz alone increased by 900 percent. In 2009, the assets of the Sharif family were 68 crores, 33 lakh while by 2018, the value of assets had reached 68 crore rupees.

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