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Hamza Shahbaz withdraws acquittal plea filed on basis of NAB Amendment Ordinance

Hamza Shahbaz withdraws acquittal plea filed on basis of NAB Amendment Ordinance

Pakistan

Hamza Shahbaz withdraws acquittal plea filed on basis of NAB Amendment Ordinance

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz on Thursday has withdrawn his acquittal plea filed on the basis of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance.

According to details, accountability court in Lahore has conducted hearing on Ashiana Housing, Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases.

During the proceedings, the court has approved PML-N President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea.

Previously, FIA had submitted details of 45 bank accounts of Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Salman Shahbaz in money laundering case.

The concerned officials told that the accused may be sentenced to seven years in jail with fine and seizure of properties.

Earlier, FIA had submitted a challan against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz and declared them as prime accused.

Shehbaz Sharif had termed the allegations of money laundering and kickback as baseless. Daily Mail’s lawyer had confessed to not having enough evidence during the proceedings in British court, he added.

NAB prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case.

PML-N president had also submitted an appreciation letter of Chinese ambassador in the court on which, NAB prosecutor raised objections.

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.




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