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FIA files charge sheet against Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday submitted a charge sheet against Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza and 19 others in the money laundering case. 

The FIA filed the 43-long page case challan before the special judge Central. The PML-N president, Hamza, and 19 other persons have been named accused in the charge-sheet.

Also Read: Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza’s bail extended until Jan 28

The court accepting the charge sheet directed all the accused to appear before it on Feb 1.

On Jan 14, a special court for banking offences announced a verdict on an application filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear the money laundering case.

Judge Rai Tahir Sabir returned the challan (investigation report) filed against the father-son duo before the special court to the FIA to submit it to the relevant court within seven days.

Also Read: LHC dismisses Shehbaz Sharif’s petition against FIA inquiry

Opposition leader in the National Assembly and his sons, Hamza and Suleman are facing the money laundering and sugar scam. On Thursday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed a petition filed by Shehbaz Sharif challenging the money laundering inquiry initiated against him and his son Hamza by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

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