Money laundering case: Shehbaz Sharif requests court to form medical board

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LAHORE, Jan 04 (Online): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Monday has requested the accountability court to form medical board for him.

According to media reports , Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz were produced before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in money laundering case.

During the hearing, the court expressed resentment over absence of Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer.

Earlier, Director General of NAB Lahore had submitted a report in the court through investigation officer on freezing the properties of Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz, daughter Rabia Imran and others.
Shehbaz Sharif told that there was no doctor dealing with cancer patients present in the government panel, therefore, he requested the court to include his personal doctor in the board.
Accountability court had declared Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz as proclaimed offender in money laundering case.
Nusrat Shahbaz was declraed absconder over her continuous absence in case hearings.
On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.
All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized.

Approver Yasir Mushtaq had recorded his statement in connection with money laundering case against the family of Shehbaz Sharif.
The approver told that he was directed by Sharif family’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to turn the black money worth Rs 60 crore into white.
Chief financial officer (CFO) had told to use bank account of Mushtaq and Company for telegraphic transfer (TT), he added.
Accountability court had issued bailable arrest warrants for Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz and his daughter Rabia Imran over continuous absence in money laundering case.

The accountability judge has directed Nusrat Shahbaz and Rabia Imran to attend the hearings at any cost.

While talking to media outside the court, Shehbaz Sharif said that the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was taking political revenge from PML-N leaders. I have always served the people of Punjab with sincerity, he added.

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