Special court extends Suleman’s bail

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A special court in the Punjab capital on Saturday approved extension in the bail of Suleman Shehbaz, the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in the money-laundering case.

Suleman Shehbaz appeared before court after his bail expired on Jan 7, where his attendance was marked. His lawyer informed the judge that his client had joined investigation in the case.

The judge granted bail to the premier’s son till Jan 21 while directing the investigation officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit its complete probe report in the next hearing of the case.

Last month, he was granted bail till Jan 7 against surety bonds worth Rs500,000.

The premier’s son, in his petition, argued that he was booked in the case without any valid reason.

He said he was declared a proclaimed offender in the case without intimating him, adding that he did not receive any summons from court.

He also said legal formalities required for declaring a suspect a proclaimed offender were not fulfilled in his case.