Monday, October 26, 2020

Pakistan: Court orders confiscation of former minister’s son Suleman Shehbaz’s properties

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An accountability court ordered confiscation of properties of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif’s son, Suleman Shehbaz in relation to the ongoing money laundering case against the Sharifs.

The major development came as the National Accountability Bureau approached the court to confiscate Suleman Shehbaz’s properties.

Related: Pakistan ex-PM Sharif ‘made laws to enable money laundering’

The court, under Judge Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, heard the case today. In the hearing, the court approved the NAB’s request to confiscate properties of Shehbaz Sharif’s son.

The court, in its proceedings, also declared Suleman Shehbaz an absconder and ordered publishing of advertisements in this regard against the suspect.

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PTI leaders and the NAB had alleged that the former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman, who is in London these days with his family, have been involved in money laundering of Rs85 billion.

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