Benami accounts: FIA hands over questionnaire to Suleman Shehbaz
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday took Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son Suleman Shehbaz under investigation over Ramzan Sugar Mills benami accounts case.
A case had been registered against Suleman over money laundering charges in FIA Lahore Anti-Corruption Circle.
He has now been handed over a questionnaire by FIA, seeking a detailed written reply over the matter.
Suleman Shehbaz has sought time for submitting the reply.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday approved two-week protective bail of Suleman Shehbaz in the money laundering case filed by FIA.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Sardar Ijaz Ishaq Khan heard Suleman’s petition on Tuesday.
During the proceeding, Suleman - who returned to Pakistan in the wee hours of Sunday after four years of self-exile - appeared before the court.
Suleman said he went abroad in 2018, and was framed in a money-laundering case in 2020.
He claimed of not receiving a call-up notice from FIA as he was out of station.
PM’s son maintained that the court carried out proceedings declaring him absconder in his absence and hence pleaded with the bench to grant him two-week protective bail to enable him to appear in the concerned court of Lahore.
“In which court you would want to appear?” The chief justice asked.
To this, Suleman’s counsel Amjad Pervez said his client wanted to appear before the special central court of Lahore.
After hearing the arguments of counsel, the court granted two-week protective bail to Suleman Shehbaz and ordered him to appear before the Lahore court within the stipulated period.