LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz appeared in court in a money laundering reference.
Money laundering case of Rs16 billion was heard in Lahore Special Court Central in which Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz appeared in the court.
During the hearing, Amjad Pervez, counsel for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while giving arguments, said that the court has not yet declared the accused in the challan after due process of procedure.
Amjad Pervez said in his arguments that Mushtaq Cheeni gave documents that Rs4 billion is related to business, not sugar business. Mushtaq Cheeni’s statement is also part of the record. 4 billion was alleged in the sugar business in the FIR but the FIA record does not prove the allegation. Mushtaq Cheeni’s statement also proves the allegation wrong.
The court reserved its decision on the petition seeking declaration of Sulaiman Shahbaz and others as public figures.
During the hearing, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif came to the rostrum and said that at the request of the former Prime Minister, the British team investigated but the investigation in Britain also proved his innocence. He came to Pakistan in 2004. If I had illicit money then why Pakistan? Come on, I saved this nation billions of rupees.