Shehbaz Sharif Arrested in Money Laundering Case
Pakistan’s opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested in money laundering case
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in city Lahore taken him into their custody from the court premises after his bail plea was rejected. The two judge bench of the court rejected the bail petition filed by Pakistan’s Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly on charges of money laundering and maintaining assets beyond known sources of income.Leader of the opposition PML-N party in Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif has been arrested in a money laundering case.
Maryam Safdar Awan is the daughter of the ex Prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif – also confirmed arrest on Twitter. “Shehbaz Sharif has been arrested ONLY because he REFUSED to play in the hands of those who wanted to use him against his brother who is hiding from the authority of Gov Pakistan. He preferred standing behind prison bars than to stand against his brother,” she tweeted.
The arrest comes as opposition parties have reignited efforts to remove Khan from office, vowing earlier this month to launch a protest movement in the coming weeks demanding the government’s resignation. Pressure has been simmering against Khan’s government in recent months with the country’s economy battered by fiscal deficits, soaring inflation and a string of currency devaluations.
Khan was elected in 2018 on promises to rein in corruption and build a welfare state. But since taking power, the former cricketer has struggled to deliver on his campaign vows amid economic headwinds.