Shehbaz uses delaying tactics to avoid being charged in money laundering case: Farrukh – Pakistan
Published on February 28, 2022 3:00 p.m.
The minister said that Shehbaz Sharif had asked for the adjournment of his case nine times.
ISLAMABAD (APP) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib, said on Monday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman Shehbaz Sharif was using delaying tactics to avoid his indictment in the money laundering case filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
“This is my appeal to the court to accept the FIA’s new request for a daily hearing in the Shehbaz Sharif case,” he told a press conference here.
“We have said time and time again that justice must show that it has been done so that the powerful fear the law,” Farrukh said.
Emphasizing the importance of court cases concluded in a timely manner, the Minister cited a maxim: “justice delayed is justice denied”.
The minister said that Shehbaz Sharif had requested adjournment of his case nine times, while his lawyer had filed six different types of requests to avoid his indictment in the money laundering case.
He said Shehbaz was due to be charged in court on February 18, which was postponed until February 28. But today his lawyer again requested a new date for the next hearing with a lame apology.
“If Shehbaz Sharif thinks he is innocent, then why is it necessary to ask for adjournments on a regular basis,” he joked asking the PML-N chairman to face the court if he didn’t. committed corruption.
Shehbaz claimed he had not committed corruption of even a penny, but the case filed by the FIA had misrepresented his looting and looting of billions of rupees, the minister noted.
Those who had committed the corruption were now hiding behind the adjournments, he added.
He said Rs 16 billion was deposited in the accounts of 14 employees of Ramzan Sugar Mills while some 17,000 transactions were made on the fake accounts.
He said billions of rupees had been paid into the account of Maqsood, who was a peon in the Ramzan sugar mills and received a nominal salary of 10,000 rupees per month.
The minister said people like Masroor Anwar were their mouthpieces who used to deposit illicit money in Shehbaz Sharif’s bank accounts from 2008 to 2017.
Similarly, Farrukh said, Maryam Nawaz was using delaying tactics in her corruption case to avoid facing consequences. It was customary for the Sharif family to adopt different tactics to protect themselves and their corruption.
“The Sharif family has been rightly described as a Sicilian mafia and godfather as they use different tactics to avoid the courts,” he said while accusing Suleman Shehbaz of creating the network of fake accounts to launder his father’s illegal wealth.