UK court orders to restore frozen bank accounts of Shahbaz Sharif, family.
Shahbaz Sharif and his son Suleman’s bank accounts were frozen in December 2019 by the NCA following a UK court order.
As being reported, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) unfroze the bank accounts of PML-N leader and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and those of his son, Suleman Sharif, on Monday.
The orders from the court were issued over the lack of evidence of corruption and money laundering.
After conducting a 17-month long probe, NCA examined Shahbaz Sharif’s financial transactions over the past 20 years. In it, no evidence of money laundering or criminal activities against the PML-N president or his family were found.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar reacting to the development said that reports of Shahbaz Sharif being acquitted by the British court were incorrect.
He also clarified that neither had the ARU nor NAB requested the UK government to initiate a probe against the PML-N leader.
It was a result of a suspicious transaction reported by a bank to NCA.Certain funds transferred by Suleiman Shabaz from Pakistan to UK in 2019 were declared as suspicious transaction by the UK authorities &NCA secured an asset freezing order(AFO) from court against these funds2/4— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) September 27, 2021
It is clarified that there is no acquittal of any sort as reported as there was no trial! funds were frozen by NCA and NCA has decided to not investigate these funds anymore.— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) September 27, 2021
Suleiman Shabaz remains a fugitive in a money laundering case against him and his father before AC LHR