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LHC dismisses Shehbaz Sharif’s petition against FIA inquiry

LHC dismisses Shehbaz Sharif’s petition against FIA inquiry

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#23NewsBulletin – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif challenging a money laundering investigation launched by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against him and his son Hamza Shehbaz. After the PML-N president's lawyer asked the court to allow him to withdraw the petition, a two-judge LHC bench led by Chief Justice Ameer Bhatti dismissed the petition. Amjad Pervaiz, Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer, stated in court that two different agencies were investigating money laundering charges against his client in violation of the law. “You didn’t raise this objection in the trial court, then why should this court quash the inquiry?” the chief justice asked the counsel. “You have approached the court after two years as the case was filed in 2020,” he noted. “Now this matter pertains to quashing the trial court proceedings and not just FIR, and the FIA inquiry has been challenged in the petition.” #23News