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

PM Sharif’s son is proclaimed offender in a Rs 16 billion money laundering case registered by Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

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Islamabad: A special Pakistani court has ordered the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to attach 13 more accounts of the companies owned by Suleman Shehbaz, the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case, a local media report said on Sunday.

PM Sharif’s son is proclaimed offender in a Rs 16 billion money laundering case registered by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

A written court order issued about Sept 7 hearing into the case reveals that the investigating officer submitted details of 13 bank accounts of various companies reflected against the identity card of Suleman, reports Dawn.

In his order, Presiding Judge Ijaz Hassan Awan observes that since Suleman Shehbaz is still at large and has not surrendered before the court, therefore, in addition to his moveable and immoveable properties, these 13 bank accounts are also attached.

Reports suggest that Suleman has been absconding in the UK since 2019, whereas his father says he looks after the family business there.

The judge also issued show cause notices to the officials of different banks not complying with an earlier order about attachment of the accounts owned by two other proclaimed offenders (POs).

The judge also summoned the bank officials on Sept 17 when the FIA prosecutor would also come up with the reply of the prosecution to the petitions of PM Shehbaz and his son Hamza, seeking acquittal in the case, the report said.

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