Pakistan’s top investigating body has filed an FIR against top opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan and three others in connection with the billion-rupee sugar scam. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday deposed money laundering, forgery, criminal betrayal and government shareholders against Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shahbaz Sharif, his sons – Hamza and Sulaiman, friends of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jahangir Tarin and his son Ali Tarin Filed a case for cheating.
In this case, Tareen and his son are accused of cheating and money laundering of Rs 4.35 billion, while Shahbaz and his son are surrounded by similar charges of Rs 25 billion.
Just a few days ago the Lahore High Court lodged the FIA against the JDW Sugar Mills and Farooqi Pulp Mills of Tarin and Al-Arabiya Sugar Mills of Shahbaz by Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission and FIA on the basis of ‘procedural lapses and dictatorial exercise’ The case was dismissed.
The FIA stated that the court granted him the right to proceed without any discrimination against the persons involved in this sugar scam. Shahbaz and his son Hamza are in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail under judicial custody in another money laundering case lodged by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while their younger son Suleman is in London and a local court in NAB’s money laundering case declared them absconding.
Tarin and his sons have recently returned from London. Ali is the owner of the Pakistan Super League franchise ‘Multan Sultan’. The FIA has not made any arrests in the case so far.