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Pakistan court acquits PM Sharif, son Hamza in Rs16 billion money laundering case

Pakistani special court acquitted Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his son of corruption and money laundering charges filed in 2020, a defense lawyer said.

The two politicians were charged by the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in November 2020 under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Anti Money Laundering Act while they were in opposition.

Sharif and his son Hamza, the former chief minister of Punjab province, were charged and accused of laundering millions of dollars in rupees during the administration of former prime minister Imran Khan. They were

The case in Special Court in Lahore was “totally baseless and politically motivated,” said Sharif’s attorney Amjad Pervez.

“The court announced its judgment in the mega money-laundering case against the Shehbaz family after the FIA prosecutor informed the court that no money was directly deposited in the accounts of the father-son duo,” Geo News reported.

Shehbaz Sharif is the brother of disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who served three times as the prime minister of the ccountry.

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