Suleman Shehbaz Case: Lahore Court Grants Interim Bail in Two Cases

June 3, 2023


Suleman Shehbaz Case: Lahore Court Grants Interim Bail in Two Cases

Shaeran Rufus

KARACHI:  Suleman Shehbaz, son of the incumbent Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif was granted interim pre-arrest bail on Friday. The two cases filed were on money laundering and having assets beyond known sources.

Shehbaz arrived in Pakistan recently after four years of exile in London. The son of the PM is currently, accused in a case filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of money laundering and nominated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in having assets beyond known.

However, he has been proclaimed offender in both cases. The latest order by Islamabad High Court (IHC) restricted NAB and FIA from arresting him. IHC ordered a protective 14-days bail on 13th December to surrender before a trial court to evade the arrest.

In two cases, Suleman has been granted interim bail, one in an accountability court and other in special court in Lahore. The plea was moved by Suleman’s lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz before the court. Till 7th January the court directed to investigate further the case and restricted NAB. Further, the court also took his national identity card and granted interim pre-arrest bail. Moreover, the bail was approved on a surety bond of Rs 500,000. Suleman approached a Special court in Lahore for his pre-arrest bail in the money laundering case of Rs16billion with a surety bond of Rs100,000.

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