Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and his son, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, appeared in a special court (Central-I) today for their hearing in the Rs16 billion money-laundering case.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah accompanied the father-son duo.
Shehbaz and Hamza were supposed to be indicted in the case on May 14, but it was postponed because the prime minister was in the UK and had to postpone his return to the country in order to pay his respects to the UAE’s president, who had died.
When the session began, Judge Ijaz Hassan Awan remarked that those who came to the court had to suffer because of the prime minister’s protection.
In the money laundering case, when Shehbaz returned to the witness stand, he informed the court that he had been the chief minister for ten years but had never been paid. “My remuneration would have been Rs10 million, but I declined.” I also spent my own money on official tours. I used to pay to gas the government automobile with my own money.”
“I helped the country save billions of rupees.”
The premier’s lawyer contended that the FIA’s 14 accounts were opened through banking methods. “In this money laundering case, baseless propaganda was used for 1.5 years. Despite the lack of evidence, the suspects endured insults.”
“It appears that [streaming platform] Netflix has influenced the FIA. He claimed, “This is a film-inspired FIR.”
The FIA had submitted a proposal in December 2021.