During the hearing in the money laundering case, the witness Tajumal Islam gave the chit to Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz.
According to the details, the hearing of money laundering reference against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif family was held in Accountability Court Lahore.
Amjad Parvez Advocate completed the cross-examination of the witness, the witness Tajumal Islam gave a chit to Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz, after which the judge of the Accountability Court accepted Hamza Shehbaz’s request for a one-day attendance exemption and sought a response from NAB on the request for permanent exemption from attendance.
The accountability court adjourned further hearing of the case till December 15.
Judge Qamar-ul-Zaman of Accountability Court No. 9 heard the case. The witness presented the bank account records of Good Nature and Unitas Steel Companies.
Witness Tajumal Islam told the court that while I was performing my duties as an operation manager in a private bank, the element of money laundering against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza did not come up.
The witness gave a statement before the court in which he said that the accused are not related to Good Nature Company and Unitas Steel Mills. Accounts of Unitas Steel and Good Nature Company were not used for money laundering.
Hamza Shehbaz did not appear in the accountability court, the lawyers submitted a request to waive the attendance of Hamza Shehbaz and took the position that Hamza Shehbaz has back pain.
Hamza Shehbaz also filed an application for permanent attendance exemption, in which it was said that Hamza Shehbaz is the leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly and cannot appear in the court of official engagements as a party official.
On behalf of Hamza Shehbaz, it was also submitted that they are ready to appoint a pleader to appear in place of Hamza Shehbaz.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been exempted from permanent attendance by the court. In place of Shahbaz Sharif, his pleader Anwar Hussain appeared for attendance.