- PM Shehbaz Sharif and son CM Hamza are going through prices in Rs16billion cash laundering case.
- Particular prosecutor says DG FIA has determined to not seem within the court docket towards PM Shehbaz Sharif.
- Earlier, FIA’s particular court docket had issued an order that it’ll indict PM Shehbaz, CM Punjab Hamza on Could 14.
LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has determined to not pursue a cash laundering case towards Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, his son Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and others, Geo Information reported Wednesday.
Particular choose central Ijaz Hassan Awan mentioned the request submitted by the FIA’s prosecution workforce has been made part of the report. He additionally issued a written order on his request.
The court docket mentioned that after the listening to on April 11, the FIA had submitted a petition stating that the involved authorities are not any extra within the trial. “Director-Normal FIA has determined to not seem within the court docket towards Shehbaz Sharif,” FIA’s particular prosecutor mentioned.
“… Usman Riaz Gill, advocate appeared and filed a written utility intimating that DG FIA by way of [investigation officer] of this case conveyed to Mr Sikandar Zulqarnain Saleem, Advocate realized Particular Prosecutor to not seem on this case because the accused within the case are going to elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief Minister of the province of Punjab and the involved quarters usually are not to prosecute the accused individuals,” the order learn.
“Request is made to position mentioned petition on the report. Mentioned utility is accordingly taken on the report and be annexed with the case,” the doc learn.
Courtroom to indict Shehbaz, Hamza on Could 14
Earlier, on the final listening to, the FIA’s particular court docket had issued an order that it’ll indict PM Shehbaz and CM Punjab Hamza,
The particular court docket needed to indict the father-son duo and others allegedly concerned within the case in April, however because of the absence of PM Shehbaz, the method was delayed.
Within the final listening to on April 27, the premier didn’t seem earlier than the court docket and, consequently, in its written order, the particular court docket summoned him, Hamza, and all the opposite suspects on Could 14.
“It’s being made clear to all of the events that on the following listening to, we are going to indict them […] all of the suspects ought to guarantee their attendance,” the particular court docket’s order had mentioned.
The court docket had famous that it couldn’t indict the suspects within the final listening to because of the absence of the prime minister.