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NAB gets physical remand of Shehbaz Sharif’s facilitator till Dec 1

The NAB had arrested the absconding suspect, Ali Ahmad Khan, from Islamabad on November 16 and on Wednesday produced him before the court to obtain his physical remand.

The prosecution alleged that the suspect was a facilitator of money laundering for Shehbaz Shari and his two sons Hamza and Suleman. The NAN claimed that Shehbaz Sharif, during his tenure as chief minister, had given a job to the suspect at the chief minister secretariat.

The NAB alleged that Ali established two benami companies, m/s Good Nature and m/a Uni Tass for the money laundering. Ali was declared a proclaimed offender in 2020 in the money laundering reference for not joining the investigation.

The accountability court allowed the NAB counsel request and granted physical remand of Ali till December 1.

The NAB accused Shehbaz Sharif of being a beneficiary of the assets held in the name of his family members and benamidars, who had no sources to acquire such assets. Shehbaz and Hamza have been on bail in the Rs 7bn reference of money laundering and assets beyond means.

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