LAHORE: A sessions court in Lahore Monday granted interim bails to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in money laundering case being investigated by the FIA till July.
Additional Sessions Judge Syed Ali Abbas heard the petition of Shehbaz and his son Hamza Shehbaz seeking interim bail on Monday.
The petition stated that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) made a baseless case of money laundering against PML-N president and his son through their sugar mills. It said that the FIA summoned the petitioner on June 22 for questioning.
According to the petition, National Accountability Bureau had already submitted a reference against the petitioner on the allegation of money laundering.
It said that after the failure of NAB to prove accusations against the petitioner, the FIA had started a baseless investigation.
The petitioner prayed that he wanted to participate in the FIA questioning that’s why he was seeking interim bail before his appearance before the investigation agency.
The FIA has summoned PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on June 22 for questioning regarding the sugar scandal.
The session court granted interim bail to both Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz till July 10 and directed them to submit security bonds of Rs one million each.