FIA acquits Suleman Shehbaz in money laundering case

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Thursday acquitted Suleman Shehbaz, son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in money laundering case.

The FIA submitted a supplementary challan to the Special Central Court in the money laundering case.

The FIA removed the names of Suleman Shehbaz and Tahir Naqvi from the list of the accused.

The FIA in its report said that in the light of investigation, Suleman Shehbaz had never been a public representative or public office holder.

“It is not proved that Suleman Shehbaz has ever hold any unnamed account of a public representative,” the FIA report added.

“Allegations against Suleman Shehbaz under Clause 2 of Section 5 of Peca Act were not proved,” it stated.

“No evidence of money laundering and illegal transactions in accounts against Suleman Shehbaz was found,” it declared.

“The FIA recorded the statements of those who deposited the funds. No one has alleged that any kickbacks, or commissions, were paid in return for the collection of funds,” it added.

“No incriminating evidence was found against the accused. Accused Suleman Shehbaz and Tahir Naqvi are not being challaned,” it stated.