Banking Court summons lawyers on Jan 4 in money laundering case against Shehbaz, Hamza
LAHORE ( Web News )
Banking Court Lahore judge on Friday has conducted hearing on a matter pertaining to jurisdiction of money laundering case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and his son Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.
According to details, the court has summoned accused and government lawyers on January 4 to record their arguments. The PML-N leader’s lawyer Amjad Pervez Advocate skipped the hearing due to his busy schedule at high court.
Moreover, the written court order further mentioned that the prosecutor expressed no objection on the adjournment of the proceedings.
On the other hand, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability Barrister Mirza Shehzad Akbar has said that the lawyers of Shehbaz Sharif were absent from today’s hearing of money laundering case.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the special assistant said that PML-N leader’s lawyer Amjad Pervez has sought time from the accountability court. Those who were asking for challans are now running away from the judiciary, he added.
Shahzad Akbar further asked the spokespersons of PML-N to now comment on this behavior of their leadership.
Previously, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had submitted details of 45 bank accounts of Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Salman Shahbaz in money laundering case.
The concerned officials told that the accused may be sentenced to seven years in jail with fine and seizure of properties.