October 21, 2021

Nusrat Shehbaz Sharif indicted in money laundering reference

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LAHORE Oct 01,2021- The Lahore accountability court indicted Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shehbaz in money laundering reference.

Shehbaz Sharif did not appear in money laundering, Ashiana and Ramzan Sugar Mill references due to back injury.

Three cases were heard in two accountability courts in Lahore, where in Hamza Shahbaz appeared in references to Ramzan Sugar Mill and money laundering, while an exemption  was sought in all three cases for Shehbaz Sharif which was accepted by the court.

The courts summoned prosecution witnesses in all three cases and adjourned the hearing till October 18.

In the money laundering reference, the court indicted Shahbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz through a pleader as she is out of the country.

The court directed the prosecution to produce witnesses as Nusrat Shehbaz pleaded not guilty and refuted the charges.

In January 2021, Nusrat Shehbaz, wife of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) on the issue of arrest warrant and rejection of her pardon application. She was suffering from various heart diseases, joint pains and is unable to walk. She is undergoing treatment abroad due to which she cannot come to Pakistan.

NAB has accused Shehbaz of laundering money and owning more assets than his known sources of income.