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Nusrat Shehbaz indicted in money laundering reference


A Lahore accountability court on Friday indicted Nusrat Shehbaz – wife of PML-N’s President Shehbaz Sharif – in a money laundering reference.
The court indicted her though a pleader as Nusrat did not appear in person.
Last year in December, an accountability court declared Nusrat a proclaimed offender in the reference and ordered cross-examination of three witnesses in the case.
In March, Lahore High Court’s division bench headed by Justice Sardar Muhammad Sarfraz Dogar set aside a trial court order against the former chief minister’s wife after her counsel accepted three conditions set by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The petitioner had challenged an accountability court’s order of dismissing her application seeking exemption from appearance in the proceedings, issuing her arrest warrants and starting the process to declare her proclaimed offender.
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Today, the court also summoned NAB witnesses for the next hearing while accepting Shehbaz’s plea seeking exemption from court appearance.
The case was adjourned till October 18.
Furthermore, the accountability court also heard a petition against freezing the assets of Shehbaz’s family members.
The court sought a reply from the counsels of Shehbaz’s family at the next hearing. The petition was filed by Hamza Shehbaz and Nusrat.

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