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Court reserves verdict on remand of Fazal Dad, Qasim Qayyum

LAHORE: An accountability court of Lahore on Friday reserved the verdict on physical remand of two suspects allegedly involved in money laundering for the Sharif family, ARY News reported.

The National Accountability Bureau produced Fazal Dad and Qasim Qayyum on expiry of their remand term before the accountability court.

The NAB investigation officer said that probe from the suspects was in progress; therefore, further physical remand was required. Nevertheless, the defense counsel opposed the remand plea saying that the allegations leveled against his clients were baseless.

The investigation officer said Fazal Dad was working for the Shehbaz Sharif family since 2005, on the post of accounts officer.

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He said he would deal all cash-related affairs. He said during the investigation Dad had revealed about two more suspects.

The IO said the suspect had said that he used to send TT which was not illegal.

“Fazal Dad would collect cash and hand it over to those persons who would send TT,” he said.

The defense counsel said Fazal Dad was working with the Sharif family since 1987. He said he would deal cash-related issues of the family.

The counsel asked the IO to present documentary evidence or remand could not be extended on verbal statement.

The defence counsel asked the court to order for completion of the investigation this time. Upon which the court asked that how it could say so.



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