LAHORE: An accountability court Wednesday handed over another alleged frontman of the Shehbaz Sharif family to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on physical remand till May 8 in a money laundering case.
Accountability Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the proceedings wherein the bureau officials produced the alleged frontman, Aftab Mahmood, at the outset of hearing.
The officials submitted that the accused laundered millions of rupees for Shehbaz Sharif’s family members. They requested the court for handing over the accused on physical remand for investigations.
At this, the court, handing over the accused to NAB custody on physical remand till May 8, directed for producing him on expiry of the remand term.
It is pertinent to mention here that NAB had claimed that the suspect operated a foreign exchange, Usman International in London and Birmingham, and he laundered millions of rupees for Hamza, Suleman and other members of the Sharif family.
So far, the bureau had arrested five suspects in connection with the money laundering and income beyond means investigation against Shehbaz Sharif and his sons.
The NAB further said that suspect Mahmood was a cousin of another arrested suspect Shahid Shafiq and both allegedly transferred millions of rupees to the accounts of Shehbaz Sharif’s family members.
The other arrested suspects are Fazal Daad, Qasim Qayum and Muhammad Mushtaq.