Shehbaz family assets: Court summons lawyers for arguments

Bureau Report

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday sought arguments on an application seeking to unfreeze assets of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and members of his family.

Admin Judge Jawadul Hassan directed lawyers representing the PML-N president to appear on next hearing on August 27 to put forth their arguments in the case.

Shehbaz stated in his plea that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) froze his family’s properties in utter disregard for the actual facts as assets can not be frozen during the process of investigation.

He requested the accountability court to review its verdict of allowing the national graft buster to freeze the assets.

Last year on Dec 11, the accountability court had ordered authorities to freeze properties of the PML-N president and his family.

The court, in its verdict, directed the authorities concerned to freeze all assets of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Suleman Shehbaz, two wives of Shehbaz including Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani.

Moreover, the family members of Shehbaz was given 14 days to file objections.

Prior to that, the anti-corruption watchdog submitted the complete record of the assets of the Shehbaz family.

According to the NAB report, the Shehbaz Sharif family accumulated assets of billions of rupees through money laundering.