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Shehbaz gets breather ahead of PM election as court adjourns money laundering case

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif got a breather ahead of his election as PM on Monday as the special FIA court adjourned the money laundering case against him.

The central court judge Ijaz Hassan Awan was chairing the proceedings of the money laundering case where Shehbaz Sharif’s counsel submitted a plea to exempt him from proceedings.

The court during the proceedings said that the suspects should be produced in order to frame charges and proceed the case. The FIA prosecutor in the case, however, said that they have no yet received orders regarding the case.

In the meanwhile, the counsel of PML-N leaders Amjad Pervaiz said that the interim bail to Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz should be extended for a long period.

“We should first analyze if evidence submitted by FIA could be used for indictment or not,” he said and added, “I am also going to perform Umrah so kindly extend the bail for a longer period.”

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The judge asked the PML-N counsel to submit the plea in written and extended the bail plea.

Meanwhile, the special prosecution team skipped the proceedings in the money laundering case and said that the FIA has directed them against appearing in the case.


The Federal Investigation Agency probe which started during Imran Khan’s tenure as the PM detected 28 Benami accounts of the Shehbaz Sharif’s family through which 14 billion Pakistani rupees were allegedly laundered from 2008 to 2018.

Along with Sharif, his son Shehbaz and Suleman were booked by the FIA in November 2020 under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

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