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Suleman Shehbaz declared innocent in Rs16 billion money laundering scam by FIA

ISLAMABAD: As was expected the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has declared Suleman Shehbaz innocent in Rs16 billion money laundering scam.

Suleman Shehbaz is elder son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

During Saturday’s hearing on Shahbaz’s interim bail application and the report submitted by the investigation agency.

In their report, FIA told the Special Central Court Lahore that they found no evidence of the allegations against Shahbaz.

Moreover, the FIA submitted a challan (charge sheet) against Shahbaz to the extent of the money laundering allegations.

The investigating officer in the case said that the challan had been presented after the approval of all concerned authorities.

Following the FIA’s statement that neither did they find evidence of any money laundering nor kickbacks being received by the prime minister’s son.

After FIA’s statement, the court asked Shahbaz if he wanted to withdraw his guarantees submitted with the court .

The court, however, summoned Shahbaz for a trial on February 4 and allowed Shahbaz to withdraw his interim bail application.

When the coalition government was formed in April last year led by PML-N, PTI chairman claimed that the cases of PDM leaders will be dropped under an NRO.

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