On Saturday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cleared Suleman Shahbaz, the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, of any wrongdoing in connection with a money laundering investigation.
On Saturday, the court heard Shahbaz’s request for interim bail and reviewed the investigative bureau’s findings.
The FIA said in its report before the Special Central Court Lahore that they were unable to verify the claims made against Suleman Shehbaz.
In addition, the FIA filed a challan (charge sheet) against Shahbaz detailing the alleged money laundering activities.
The officer examining the matter said that the challan was submitted with the permission of all relevant parties.
The FIA said that they found no proof of money laundering or kickbacks being received by the prime minister’s son.
A judge asked Shahbaz whether he wanted to withdraw the guarantees he had filed with the court after hearing FIA’s testimony.
In spite of this, the court has scheduled a trial for February 4 and permitted Shahbaz to drop his request for temporary relief.