Will contact UK’s National Crime Agency, Interpol to bring Suleman Shehbaz back: NAB

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday said it will contact the National Crime Agency in UK and Interpol to bring back Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s son Suleman Shehbaz from London in its ongoing investigation into money laundering charges. According to a spokesperson of the Bureau, non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued for Suleman. “The Lahore High Court has declared Suleman Shehbaz a fugitive in the money laundering case against the Sharif family,” the spokesperson added. In April last year, Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaaf (PTI) leaders and NAB had alleged that Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman, who is currently in London, are involved in money laundering of Rs85 billion. Suleman had rejected the charges as baseless and frivolous allegations by the PTI government and said Prime Minister Imran Khan has questions to answer about his own “unexplained assets worth Rs4 billion”. “I brought money from abroad into Pakistan for investment and that’s not money laundering. Each and everything that I own is declared with the FBR. Every penny that I invested in Pakistan is declared and onboard, and record of each and every asset and business that I have ever owned is available with relevant Pakistani authorities,” Suleman had said.