Shehbaz, Hamza, others to be indicted afresh in assets case

Published September 17, 2021
A combination photo of PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Hamza Shehbaz (R). — AFP/File
A combination photo of PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Hamza Shehbaz (R). — AFP/File

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday set Oct 1 for a fresh indictment of Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza and other suspects in the money laundering reference as Shehbaz’s wife Nusrat joined the trial proceedings at the belated stage through a pleader.

Earlier, Shehbaz and Hamza appeared before the court while a lawyer appeared on behalf of Nusrat as her pleader.

Presiding Judge Naseem Virk directed the prosecution to supply copies of the reference to the pleader of Nusrat.

Shehbaz, his son Hamza, daughter Javeria Ali and others who joined the trial had been indicted on Nov 11, 2020. Other suspects include Fazal Dad Abbasi, Rashid Karamat, Muhammad Usman, Masroor Anwar, Nisar Ahmad, Shoaib Qamar and Qasim Qayum.

Now the court would indict the suspects again after another suspect, Nusrat, joined the trial proceedings through a pleader.

Later, Shahbaz and Hamza appeared before another accountability court in the references of Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme.

The court directed the prosecutor to present witnesses on Oct 1.

SIBTAIN KHAN: An accountability court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureay (NAB) to supply copies of a corruption reference to provincial minister Sibtain Khan and eight other suspects.

Khan and other suspects appeared before the court and the judge adjourned the hearing till Oct 5.

They are accused of illegally granting a multi-billion contract regarding leasing rights of Iron and Ore deposits located at Rajoa and Chiniot areas.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2021

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