NAB arrests Ramzan Sugar Mills top official

Mushtaq went underground following Hamza Shehbaz's attempted arrest


News Desk April 08, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

The manager of Ramzan Sugar Mills was offloaded from a Dubai-bound flight by FIA officials on Monday and handed over to the National Accountability Bureau.

Mohammad Mushtaq’s name had been placed on the Exit Control list at NAB’s request. According to sources, Mushtaq was trying to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-203 from Lahore to Dubai at the time of his arrest.

Mushtaq in the past had transferred around Rs6 million into Salman Shehbaz’s account and he is also said to be the front man for the Sharif family. It has also been learnt that after NAB's attempt to arrest Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz from Lahore’s Model Town, Mushtaq decided to go underground.

LHC stops NAB from arresting Hamza till Monday


Just today, fearing arrest from NAB, Hamza reached the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking pre-arrest bail in the money laundering and assets beyond income cases.

During an important meeting of NAB officers and special advocates, matters pertaining to Hamza’s case in the LHC were reviewed.

According to NAB sources, the anti-graft watchdog has prepared a charge sheet against Hamza Shehbaz, which accuses the PML-N leader of money laundering.

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“Millions of dollars were transferred to his accounts through fake accounts, increasing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s assets by 200pc.” NAB sources say it is important to arrest and investigate Hamza as they fear that he “may tamper with the records”.

LHC on Saturday stopped the anti-graft watchdog from arresting Punjab Assembly Opposition leader after granting a pre-arrest bail till today.

A NAB team on Friday raided the residence of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in the Model Town area of Lahore to arrest his son, Hamza, in connection with cases of alleged graft. However, the PML-N activists and private guards allegedly prevented the team from taking away Hamza.

 

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