Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said in his court appearance that he has nothing to do with any sugar mills. NAB went to the Supreme Court against me. When the court asked for evidence of corruption, it suffocated and ran away.
The money laundering case was heard in the Special Central Court Lahore. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz appeared in the court for extension of interim bail.
The court inquired from the FIA that the co-accused Malik Maqsood’s news was circulating in the media that he had died. The FIA prosecutor replied that Malik Maqsood’s death had not yet been officially confirmed. We have written to Interpol for confirmation. According to media reports, Malik Maqsood has passed away.
The court asked how we can declare Malik Maqsood as an advertiser? The court ordered to start proceedings against Tahir Naqvi and Salman Shahbaz.
During the hearing, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif came to the rostrum. He said that in my favor, I should tell the facts to the court regarding my bail. This is the same case of FIA which has been made by NAB. NAB went to the Supreme Court against me. The then Chief Justice in his application for revocation of bail said where is the evidence of corruption. NAB also suffocated and ran away from there.
He says that Ashiana and Ramzan Sugar Mill cases have been made against me. I have no share in them. I have no connection with any Sugar Mills. I do not take salary, I am not CEO, I am not a shareholder.
He said that abuse of power was alleged in Ashiana case. Lahore High Court has given detailed verdict in my case. I will answer after the consultation, I will not answer verbally.
He said that when the matter of bail went to the court, 4 judges ruled in my favor. 4 judges said that there was no evidence of corruption, money laundering and anonymous assets. But bad luck.
He said that the prosecution had said that this was not a case of money laundering and corruption. Dozens of cases have been registered in the case. The challan was not presented for a year.
He says that when I was in opposition, NAB did not go to the Supreme Court against this decision. The case appeared in this court dozens of times before it was transferred. 99% of the allegations are the same as those leveled by NAB.
He said that as the Prime Minister of Pakistan I also want to put some petitions before the court. Honor is the characteristic of a human being, Allah has given the responsibility of the Prime Minister. If he had, he would not have stood here, but would have been walking in a forest with his face covered.