Pak court attaches 13 bank accounts of Shahbaz Sharif’s son in multi-million dollar money laundering case


ISLAMABAD: A special court in Pakistan has ordered the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to attach 13 more accounts of companies owned by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son Sulaiman Shahbaz in connection with a multi-million dollar money laundering case. The report said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Sharif’s son has been declared a fugitive in the Rs 16 billion money laundering case registered by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan.

A written court order issued on September 7 regarding the hearing of the case shows that the investigating officer presented details of 13 bank accounts of various companies against Suleman’s identity card, reports dawn,

Presiding Judge Ejaz Hasan Awan in his order said that since Suleman Shahbaz is absconding and has not surrendered before the court, besides his movable and immovable properties, these 13 bank accounts are also attached.

If reports are to be believed, Suleman is absconding in the UK since 2019, while his father says that he looks after the family business there.

The judge also issued show cause notices to officials of various banks for not complying with the earlier order of attachment of accounts owned by two other declared criminals (POs).

The report said the judge had also summoned bank officials on September 17, when FIA prosecutors would come up with a response to the prosecution on petitions by PM Shahbaz and his son Hamza, seeking acquittals in the case.

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