Monday Jul 15, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar presented documentary pieces of evidence of the funds transfer from the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Ali Imran.
Akbar said that over $26 million came into Pakistan through money laundering, adding that between 2007-08 the Shehbaz family received massive funds. “The people who were sent money from abroad in the name of Shehbaz family are so poor that they can't even travel from Karachi to Lahore,” he said.
The special assistant challenged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif to file a lawsuit against Daily Mail for its investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in Britain.
Akbar said that Shehbaz’s claims to file a lawsuit against the British paper is as fictitious as his previous claim of dragging Asif Ali Zardari on the roads. The special assistant said that in case the PML-N leader files a case, he will present proofs of money laundering before the British courts.
The special assistant presented bank drafts and receipts of TTs to the press and claimed it to be a piece of evidence against the PML-N leader. “Hamza’s 95 percent assets and Suleiman’s 99 percent assets were made from the said funds,” he claimed.