LHC issues notices to NAB in Shehbaz case

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Amraiz Khan

The Lahore High Court on Monday heard bail plea of Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in money-laundering case and issued notice to NAB Chairman and DG NAB, seeking reply on April 13.

A bench comprising Justice Sardar Sarfraz Dogar and Justice Asjad Javed Gharal heard Shehbaz Sharif’s plea.

Amjad Pervez and Azam Nazir Tarar advocates appeared on behalf of the petitioner. The Chairman and DG NAB have been made parties in the petition.

The petition states, “The NAB arrested Shehbaz Sharif maliciously, the government has started a series of cases against Shehbaz Sharif to stifle the voice of the opposition”.

He started business as a trader in 1972 and introduced advanced technology in agriculture, sugar and textile industry. In 1980, he became the President of the Iron Mining Pakistan Steel Melters Association.

In 1984, he was elected Senior Vice President of the Lahore Chamber. Shehbaz said, “I am the Leader of the Opposition, NAB has made a case of assets in excess of income on the basis of malice”.

NAB has declared my family as maliciously anonymous. , Hamza Shehbaz, Salman Shehbaz and other children were self-sufficient at an early age, Mian Sharif transferred his grandchildren’s property.

Due to the political influence of the present government, NAB has started an inquiry. As the Chief Minister, he did not take care of his family’s sugar mills.

He left no stone unturned in serving the people. NAB has become a controversial institution.

Arrested in the Ashiana case on October 5, 2018. The money laundering inquiry was started during the arrest in the Ashiana case.

I have been declaring all the assets continuously. The allegations of money laundering are completely baseless.

Without the presence of Shahbaz Sharif, there is no point in recording the statements of pardoned witnesses.

Not a single witness out of 4 pardoned witnesses nominated Shahbaz Sharif in his statement.

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