Money laundering: Court exempts PM from appearance

 Money laundering: Court exempts PM from appearance

Money laundering: Court exempts PM from appearance

LAHORE: Money laundering case; Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday approached Lahore court seeking an exemption from personal appearance in money laundering case. Private News reported.

PM Shehbaz has submitted an application to Lahore special court through his counsel advocate Amjad Pervez.

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The plea stated that his client couldn’t turn up before court as Shehbaz Sharif in London on a private visit.

He, therefore, requested the court to grant him exemption from personal appearance.

The court then granted Shehbaz Sharif an exemption from personal appearance in the money laundering case and adjourned the hearing till May 21.

Shehbaz and his family are facing charges of laundering of billions of rupees using accounts of their sugar mills and employees, according to the FIA.

Earlier, it emerged that FIA had refused to persue a trial into the laundering case against PM and CM Punjab.

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While detailing messaging from the top official of the FIA. The special prosecutor said that he barred from the DG FIA from appearing before the court hearing the laundering case against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz.

Special Judge Central Aijaz Hasan led the hearing today. Where Special Prosecutor of the FIA Sikander Zulqarnain submitted that he has asked by the DG FIA through an investigation officer to leave the case.

“It conveyed that the DG no longer wanted to pursue the case. He said in his written request which later made part of the record of the case by the court.

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