SC bench headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan orders to get Hamza Shahbaz summons published in newspaper
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
A Supreme Court divisional bench headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi heard National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal against former Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and ordered issuance of an advertisement in a newspaper regarding summons for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader.
Deputy Prosecutor NAB said that the parties could not comply with the notices.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that SC had earlier ordered LHC Registrar for compliance of summons and the LHC Registrar issued directive that court be informed 10 days before arresting Hamza Shahbaz.
The observations of the Lahore High Court were challenged by the NAB. The court has adjourned the hearing of the case till indefinite period.
Earlier, a special court in Lahore on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza Shahbaz, in a Rs16 billion money laundering case.
The brief verdict, which was reserved earlier in the day, was announced by Judge Ijaz Hassan Awan.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the FIA had told the court that no direct transaction had been made in the bank accounts of PM Shehbaz and his son from benami (unnamed) accounts.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Shehbaz and his two sons, Hamza and Suleman, in November 2020 under Sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 34 and 109 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, read with Section 3/4 of Anti-Money Laundering Act.