Sharif family used Chaudhary Sugar Mills for money laundering: Shahzad Akbar
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has said that the law will take its course in the corruption cases against the Sharif family.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday, he regretted that the country was mercilessly plundered in the past. He pointed out that the Sharif family used Chaudhary Sugar Mills for the money laundering.
The special assistant to PM said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had transferred the money into the said sugar mills through the Islamabad International Airport project during his last tenure.
He said the major contract for the new airport project was given to a company owned by a close aide of the Sharif family. He alleged that drastic changes were made to the airport project which increased its cost from Rs33billion to Rs105 billion.
President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said he had filed a lawsuit against a journalist of Daily Mail on Sunday for allegation levelled against him of money laundering.
“The article was written against me on political basis. The fabricated story was published on directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” Shehbaz Sharif said while addressing a press conference in London. He has filed a defamation lawsuit against the journalist in the London High Court.
The lawyer of the PML-N leader said upon inquiry, they did not get a satisfactory reply from the newspaper, therefore they approached the court.