Sharifs are involved in money laundering worth Rs1.14 billion through FZE Capital, Hills Metal and other companies abroad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan alleged in a press conference on Thursday.

“We are going to make new revelations today,” Khan said at the beginning of the conference. He disclosed that Nawaz Sharif sent Rs800 million to his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif while around Rs240m were laundered through employees of the Sharif family and Punjab Police.

Khan alleged that the family was involved in laundering money through a network of 16 companies including FZE Capital and Hills Metal — the chairman of which is Hussain Nawaz Sharif.

He alleged that transactions through bank accounts of multiple people, who, he said, were drivers, public relations officers and other employees of Nawaz, and constables of Punjab police, reveal that the companies were solely created for the purpose of money laundering.

Khan, accompanied by former PTI general secretary Jahangir Tareen who was disqualified by the Supreme Court, also said that Nawaz sent Rs20m to Chaudhry Sugar Mills which was revealed in investigation by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

All of this money had been acquired through corruption in Pakistan and sent abroad. “There cannot be a more open and shut case than this,” Khan said, adding that all the details would be sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other organisations for further investigation.

“We are talking about the prime minister of this country who was doing this,” he said. “Had this been a civilised nation, he would have been in jail rather than saying asking ‘mujhe kyun nikala’ (why was I thrown out)?”

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