Court declares Shahbaz’s wife a proclaimed offender

Statesman Report

LAHORE: An accountability court declared on Tuesday PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz a proclaimed offender in a money laundering case.

The court observed that Nusrat Shahbaz was repeatedly summoned to court but she didn’t turn up.

It said she was given a 30-day respite, which has completed.

During the proceedings, an associate lawyer representing the Sharif family said Advocate Amjad Pervez, the family’s lawyer, couldn’t appear in court as he was busy with a hearing of PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz’s bail plea in the Supreme Court.

This case will never finish like this, the judge responded.

He said the accused should cross-examine NAB’s witnesses themselves and decide by 12 noon whether they will do it or not.

The hearing was later adjourned.

Shehbaz Sharif, the former chief minister, is accused of accumulating assets worth Rs7,328 million in connivance with his co-accused family members, benamidars, front persons and close associations and for developing an organized system of money laundering.

The anti-graft watchdog has nominated a total of 20 individuals in the reference – Shahbaz’s wife Nusrat, his sons Hamza and Suleman, and daughters Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali. K1ywQy2wicbt