Suleman Shehbaz, the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has decided to go back to the country and sought shielding bail on Wednesday from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).In a petition to the IHC, filed by using Suleman’s counsel Amjad Pervaiz, two weeks’ protecting bail become sought in a money laundering case registered against him.
Suleman has stated in a petition that he is a “businessman” and has “never been a public office-holder. He also maintained that a “baseless” and “fake case of cash laundering” has been filed against him.
The petitioner also claimed that “all stocks” remain registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and that he had in no way acquired a notice from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
“I have been dwelling in the United Kingdom because 2018,” the petition stated, including that the FIA filed a case towards him in his absence.The FIA had registered a case against then-opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman in November 2020 underneath Sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 34 and 109 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and r/w three/four of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.In December 2021, the enterprise had submitted a challan towards Shehbaz and Hamza over their alleged involvement in a Rs16 billion cash laundering case.
The FIA’s file had alleged that Shehbaz family had 28 benami accounts, which have been detected by way of an investigation team.
They claimed that money laundering of R16.Three billion was committed all through 2008-18 through these debts. The FIA had tested the cash trail of 17,000 credit score transactions.
The record had added up that the amount become saved in hidden bills and given to Shehbaz in a personal potential.
The FIA had alleged that the cash acquired from the debts of low-wage personnel by means of Shehbaz have been transferred outdoor Pakistan to his circle of relatives via the illegal exercise of hundi.
At least 11 low-paid employees of the Sharif circle of relatives were stated to have been ‘guilty’ of facilitating this alleged cash laundering.
However, in October a special principal court docket acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz and his son Hamza Shehbaz in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday customary Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) General Secretary Asad Umar’s unconditional apology in contempt of court docket case against his ‘anti-judiciary speech’ during the celebration’s long march.Justice Jawad Hassan presided over the case in opposition to the PTI leader wherein a script of Umar’s speech became offered to the court and the reply to the contempt note sent to him on Monday turned into additionally submitted.
During the hearing, Umar said that he unconditionally apologises for what he had said and maintained that he would not need to pursue the case.
On this, the court docket stated that it changed into exact that the PTI chief ended the problem by using apologising for his speech.In his comments, Additional Attorney General Sajid Tanoli stated that an attempt changed into made to “scandalise” the judiciary and accordingly, action ought to be taken.
However, that the court docket stated that it changed into satisfied with Umar’s unconditional apology.
Meanwhile, the court additionally indicated handling the problem of road closures, which befell in the capital in advance of PTI’s long march.
Justice Hassan said that the problem of road closures throughout the march is now over as the rally ended peacefully. “The task of the courtroom became to prevent any illegal movement,” he added.
The decide, however, said that he’ll trouble a proper decision regarding avenue closures that becomes a tenet for the destiny.