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Monday, July 15, 2024

Hamza Shehbaz returns from London

Hamza Shehbaz met PML-N Supremo and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London and discussed various party issues with him.

PML-N leader and former Chief Minister of Punjab, Hamza Shehbaz, has returned from London after almost a month. He landed at Lahore airport earlier today.

According to the details revealed by PML-N, Hamza Shehbaz was in London to look after his ailing daughter. To clarify, Samaviyah — who is the only daughter of Hamza and suffers from heart disease — was admitted to a hospital in London after she fell ill.

During his visit, Hamza Shehbaz also met PML-N Supremo and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London and discussed various party issues with him.

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As per reports, the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has directed Hamza Shehbaz to visit flood-affected areas after his return to Pakistan and extend all-out help to the flood-hit people.

Pakistan is currently battling with the aftermath of the devastation the recent floods caused in many parts of the country. 33 million people have been affected by the floods. As a result, the country has gone all out to provide relief and rescue efforts. Political leaders also sprang into action, urging their supporters to donate to the flood victims. PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz also visited flood affectees in the Rajanpur district of Punjab.

Hamza Shehbaz’s indictment

A special court in Lahore fixed September 7 as a date for Hamza Shehbaz’s indictment with his father Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Rs. 16bn money laundering case.

In December 2021, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a challan against Shehbaz and Hamza to the special court for their alleged involvement in laundering Rs16 billion in a sugar scam.

According to the FIA report submitted to the court, the investigation team “detected 28 benami accounts of the Shehbaz family through which money laundering of Rs16.3bn was committed from 2008-18. The FIA examined a money trail of 17,000 credit transactions.”

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The report added that the amount was kept in “hidden accounts” and “given to Shehbaz in a personal capacity”. This amount (Rs16 billion) has nothing to do with the sugar business (of Shehbaz’s family), it claimed.