Lahore, Pretr. A Pakistani court has extended the anticipatory bail of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his son and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz till May 21 in a money laundering case of Rs 14 billion. The charges against the Prime Minister and his son could not be framed as Shahbaz, who had gone to London, could not appear for the hearing. However, Hamza appeared in court.
The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) special court in Lahore on Saturday accepted the application of Shahbaz Sharif seeking exemption from personal appearance. He told that he is in London in connection with his medical examination.
In London, Shahbaz will meet his elder brother Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and seek guidance on the challenges faced by his coalition government. According to the FIA, charges cannot be framed in the case without his presence in the court. Shahbaz and his sons Hamza and Suleman were booked by the FIA in November 2020 under various sections of the Anti-Corruption Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Suleiman is absconding and is living in Britain.
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