ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court provided a protective bail to Suleman Shehbaz, son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, after a hearing on the money laundering case. Suleman has secured a 14-day bail. The high court has directed him to appear before them within the allocated bail period.
Suleman Shehbaz is facing a money laundering case of 16 billion rupees along with his father and brother Hamza Shehbaz. The case was registered by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against Shehbaz Sharif and his sons under Section 3/4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 34 and 109 of the Anti-Corruption Act.
Before returning to Pakistan, Suleman Shehbaz had filed for protective bail. The court restrained FIA from arresting him. Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had written to the government of United Kingdom and asked it to hand over Suleman Shehbaz as he was wanted in the Telegraphic Transfer Scandal.