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In court docket listening to, Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif phone calls himself a ‘majnoo’ | World News

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Pakistan primary minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday known as himself a ‘majnoo’ as he, together with his son, Punjab main minister Hamza Shehbaz, testified in a unique court docket listening to in link with a PKR sixteen billion (2.6 PKR=1 INR) funds laundering circumstance towards him and his sons, Hamza and Suleman, the latter of whom resides in the United kingdom.

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“I have not taken nearly anything from the authorities in twelve.5 several years. As main minister, I employed to get the authorities car or truck refuelled from my personal pocket,” the PML-N chief, who served 3 stints as Punjab CM, claimed, in accordance to Dawn.

The 70-12 months-outdated even further claimed, “God has created me the primary minister of this nation. I am a majnoo, and I did not acquire my authorized correct, my wage and advantages.”

‘Majnoo’ is an Urdu phrase that suggests an crazy or silly individual.

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Sharif, in the meantime, even further remarked that thanks to his several conclusions, his loved ones misplaced about PKR 2 billion, introducing that this was a ‘reality.’ 

Arguing for the Sharifs, their counsel claimed the funds laundering circumstance towards his customers, submitted in November 2020 in the course of the premiership of Imran Khan, was ‘politically inspired.’ The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) booked the father and sons beneath several sections of the Avoidance of Corruption Act and Anti-Funds Laundering Act.

In its investigation, the FIA detected 28 benami accounts, allegedly belonging to the loved ones. Via these accounts, the federal company claimed, an sum of PKR fourteen billion was laundered from 2008 to 2018. Stored in ‘hidden accounts,’ the funds was provided to Shehbaz in ‘personal’ capability, it also said.

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(With PTI inputs)

 

 


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