LAHORE: In a huge blow to the Sharif family, PML-N President and Pakistan’s Leader of the Opposition, Mian Shehbaz Sharif has been indicted in a major money laundering case by the Lahore Accountability Court.
The Accountability Court asked the National Accountability Burueau (NAB) to produce evidence of the wrongdoing which has not been provided so far.
Rubbishing the allegations against him and his family, Mian Shehbaz Sharif slammed the government terming the cases against him as politically motivated and baseless.
NAB has accused Shehbaz Sharif and his family of laundering millions of rupees outside Pakistan through ‘benaami’ accounts.
On September 29, Shahbaz was arrested by NAB after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his bail in the money laundering case.
The PML-N president was previously arrested on October 5, 2018 in another case pertaining to Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiana Housing Scheme. He was in the anti-graft watchdog’s custody when the inquiry into money laundering was authourised.