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Money Laundering Case: Court extends Shahbaz, Hamza bail, directs FIA to submit challan

LAHORE: 21, JANUARY, 2022: The court on Friday has extended interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz in money laundering and Ramzan Sugar Mills references and directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit challan against them.
The hearing was conducted by Judge Sardar Tahir Sabir.
Hamza Shehbaz appeared before the court in today’s hearing, however, his father Shehbaz Sharif filed a plea for exemption from court appearance for a day.
PML-N president's lawyer informed the court "My client is suffering from COVID-19, he cannot appear before the court today".
Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case until January 28.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday has issued a list of 100 witnesses against the family of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case.
Shehbaz and his sons, Hamza and Suleman are facing money laundering and sugar scam.
According to sources, the list included engineers, doctors, lawyers, bankers, sanitary stores owners.
Earlier, the court had directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit original challan as soon as possible.
Last year in November, Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.
All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shahbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized. (04)

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