PM Shehbaz’s son Suleman Shehbaz to return to Pakistan after 4 years of self-exile
Suleman Shehbaz, son of prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, is set to return to Pakistan after ending his self-exile of 4 years in London.
He will arrive in Pakistan on Saturday with his wife and children after performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia.
Responding to the question, Suleman said that he was forced to leave Pakistan by lodging fake corruption cases against him.
“No one wants to be exiled. The fake cases against me are the worst example of political opposition,” he said.
He maintained that the cases made by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) were based ‘political grounds’. He added that former NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal was blackmailed for making cases against him.
Suleman furthered that the political resources were used’ indiscriminately’ to file cases against him in Pakistan and Britain.
Notably, Suleman Shehbaz has approached Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking two-week protective bail.
Suleman had reached London from Pakistan ahead of the 2018 general elections when the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) registered several cases against him.
He was accused of money laundering and misuse of public office by Imran Khan’s former accountability aide Shahzad Akbar, but he was given a clean chit after two years of investigation by the UK’s top anti-corruption body.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) had started investigation in 2019 by freezing the assets of Shehbaz Sharif and Suleman Shahbaz.
After two years of investigations in other countries including the UK, the NCA had told the court that they had found no evidence to support the allegations.
The NCA had released the assets without taking any further action after the investigation.