Money laundering case against Shehbaz, family Court sends co-accused on 14-day remand

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An accountability court here in the City on Wednesday sent a co-accused Muhammad Ali Khan to jail on a 14-day remand in the money laundering case against PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his family.

Accountability Court judge Naseem Ahmad Virk heard the money laundering case against Shehbaz Sharif and his family.

During the hearing, a co-accused Muhammad Ali Khan was produced in the court wherein, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pleaded with the court to approve the physical remand of the co-accused.

Muhammad Ali Khan, who was declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was been arrested by a NAB team on Tuesday.

The NAB prosecutor said that the accused was facing charges of being a benamidar of the former Punjab chief minister. The prosecutor told the court that the accused was allegedly involved in money laundering worth billion through benami companies.

The prosecutor added that Khan had been awarded employment at the Chief Minister Secretariat by Shehbaz Sharif. He had been summoned to record his testimony, however, he did not appear, the prosecutor said.

Later, the accountability court approved the 14-day remand of the co-accused.

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