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PM Shehbaz’s son Suleman gets protective bail in money laundering case

While talking to the media after securing protective bail, Suleman Shehbaz alleged that former prime minister Imran Khan’s govt politically victimized him and his family.

In a major development, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son Suleman Shehbaz has been granted a 14-day protective bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the money laundering case.

According to the details, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case. The IHC bench after initial arguments granted 14-day protective bail to Suleman Shehbaz.

While talking to the media after securing protective bail, Suleman Shehbaz alleged that former prime minister Imran Khan’s govt politically victimized him and his family.

Suleman Shehbaz slammed PTI Chairman Imran Khan and said that his time of accountability is here.

“The time of accountability is here; we will not spare him. We will not give him any space now, he will be punished,” said Suleman.

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Earlier, Suleman Shehbaz had filed a petition seeking protective bail. In his petition before the IHC, Suleman contended that he left Pakistan in 2018 and the case was registered against him in 2020.

He also shared that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had not issued a call-up notice to him, adding that he was declared a proclaimed offender by the court without any action.

Case against Suleman Shehbaz

Sunday, Suleman Shehbaz returned to Pakistan after four-year of exile in London. Suleman Shehbaz had reached London from Pakistan ahead of the 2018 general elections when several cases were made against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

He was also named in several cases along with his father, the current prime minister, his brother Hamza Shehbaz, and other Sharif family members.

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The Assets Recovery Unit (ARU), headed by Imran Khan’s former accountability minister Shahzad Akbar, had Suleman Sharif investigated in London in Shehbaz Sharif’s money-laundering and misuse of public office case by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), but he was given a clean chit after two years of investigation by the UK’s top anti-corruption sleuths.