In the money laundering case, the Special Court Central Lahore cleared everyone charged, including Suleman Shahbaz, the son of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The Suleman Shahbaz appeared before the Special Court Central Lahore during a hearing on the acquittal requests of Suleman and other defendants.
The 27 inquiries about the case have been answered by the FIA in court documents.
Who conducted the money laundering investigation, the judge Bakht Fakhr Behzad enquired? According to lawyer FIA, the JIT under Dr. Rizwan’s leadership was in charge of the investigation. The judge questioned whether the FIA had ever taken down a witness’s testimony during an investigation. The FIA’s investigative officer said nothing about it. The court inquired as to what steps had been made to deal with those who continuously shifting their positions during the inquiry and investigation. The investigating officer retorted that no action had been taken.
The judge stated that FIA K7 volume has any evidence. Tell me the truth; don’t tell me any lies. I’ve read everything; keep in mind that I’ll put all FIA employees in jail. I want to know what the challan’s proof of crime was.
The Amjad Parvez, the Suleman attorney, claimed that despite my assurances that the lawsuit wouldn’t be brought, it actually did. According to the court, it should not be revealed under whose pressure the case was brought. The prosecution claimed that despite the lack of direct proof, Suleman Sharif was charged due to the account opening form.
The court questioned whether you had the right to look into this matter. According to the former FIA official, the Money Laundering Act was used to guide this investigation.
The court inquired as to whether you had received any complaints about remittances from any institutions. The prosecutor said that the FIA has the authority to look into money laundering. We took this step, according to the former FIA official, in light of the Sugar Inquiry Commission.
How many sugar mills were involved, the court inquired? According to the former FIA official, an investigation was conducted into all of Pakistan’s sugar mills after the former federal government requested action be taken against the sugar mills owned by Jahangir Tareen, the Khusro family, and the Sharif family.
What steps were done against the Khusro family and Jahangir Tareen, the court inquired? I am unsure because the former FIA officer said that I did not investigate these situations. The court inquired as to what grounds you had filed this case. According to the former FIA official, the case was launched on the grounds that there were low-paid individuals and that the Joint Investigation Team had suggested bringing charges.
Later, the court cleared everyone who had been charged in the money laundering case, including PM Shahbaz Sharif’s son Suleman Shahbaz.
The Suleman Sharif told the journalists outside the court that the case went on for seven years, but thanks to God’s providence, the truth were presented to the public today, and by His grace, we too broke down in tears.