ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday said it would contact the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK and the Interpol, to bring back Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's son Suleman Shehbaz from London, in its ongoing investigation into money laundering charges.
According to the NAB's spokesperson, non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued for Suleman. "The Lahore High Court (LHC) has declared Suleman Shehbaz a fugitive in the money laundering case against the Sharif family," the spokesperson said.
In April of last year, Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaaf (PTI) leaders and the NAB had alleged that Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman, who is currently in London, are involved in money laundering of Rs85 billion.
However, Suleman Shebaz had rejected the charges as "baseless and frivolous" allegations by the PTI government, and said Prime Minister Imran Khan had questions to answer about his own "unexplained assets worth Rs4 billion".
Last year in December, the NAB had issued orders to freeze 23 properties belonging to the former Punjab chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza and Suleman over the allegation that they acquired assets beyond their known sources of income and committed money laundering.