The Lahore Banking Crimes Court has extended the interim bail of PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz till December 11 in a money laundering case.
The Banking Crimes Court heard the interim bail of Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz.
During the hearing, Judge Tahir Sabir asked where the challan was from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
To which FIA lawyer Moazzam Habib replied that the co-accused of PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has obtained interim bail while he has to complete the investigation.
The judge of the Banking Crimes Court remarked that the court had ordered an interim challan.
Judge Tahir Sabir further remarked that the accused who were granted interim bail should join the FIA investigation today.
In addition, the judge asked the FI how many days it would take for the Federal Investigation Agency to submit the challan.
FIA lawyer Moazzam Habib said the challan would be submitted as soon as the investigation was completed.
Judge Tahir Sabir remarked that the FIA should state the final date or else show cause notices would be issued to the concerned FIA officers.
The FIA asked the court for three weeks to submit the challan.
During the hearing, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif said, “I want to say something to the court. I reached Lahore from Islamabad overnight.”
He further said that the FIA has the same case as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has made while the case related to sugar mills has been made. I am its director and not a shareholder.
The judge remarked that your point had already been made.
Shahbaz Sharif went on to say that “not a single drop came to my account and the money laundering case is a bundle of lies. I as the Chief Minister of Punjab made some decisions which cost my children’s business billions.”
He said, “When Allah asks me, ‘What did you do?’ I will say Alhamdulillah, I have not violated the rights of the farmer.
The judge remarked that there was no connection between the two.
Shahbaz Sharif said, “Of course there is a connection. I do not want to waste court time.”
The PML-N president said, “Look at my role and look at the FIA’s allegations. It is a great abuse to make such allegations against me.”
On which the FIA lawyer said that these are all irrelevant things.
Shahbaz Sharif replied, “These are not irrelevant things. Prove to the FIA that the money came in my account.”
The court directed the FIA to submit challan in all cases and extended the interim bail of Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz till December 11.
Money laundering case has been going on for a year and a half, Ata Tarar
Later, outside the Banking Court Lahore, League leader Ata Tarar while talking to media said that money laundering case has been going on for one and half years while according to law FIA is bound to submit challan in court within 14 days.
He said that the FIA was asking for a date of 3-3 weeks for each appearance and the date has been getting for a year and a half.
Attar Tarar said that the FIA should present the documents in the court only when they have any evidence. The FIA asked for a date of three weeks but even if you take a date of 3 years, nothing will come out.
Besides, he said that the person who fooled Prime Minister Imran Khan was Shehzad Akbar and the day of his reckoning was near.