Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday requested the courts to hear cases against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif on a day-to-day basis and to enable live telecasts of the proceedings.
When asked about live telecasting court proceedings against Shehbaz Sharif, the information minister responded, “The court proceedings in corruption cases against Shehbaz Sharif should be broadcast so that the public is made aware of the contents of the case.”
In addition, Fawad Chaudhry urged the courts to expedite the trial of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in connection with corruption allegations. The Sharifs, he claimed, were stealing billions of rupees’ worth of national riches from Pakistan.
Chaudhry also criticized the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led government in Sindh for “denying Karachi its just share of resources.”
It should be mentioned that Shehbaz Sharif, the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and Hamza Shahbaz Sharif are currently out on bail pending the outcome of the money laundering trial.
In a criminal complaint, the opposition leader and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were accused of laundering Rs25 billion in ill-gotten money through the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Al-Arabiya Sugar Mills.
In December of the previous year, the FIA team conducted an interrogation of the PML-N within Kot Lakhpat Jail. On April 23, he was released from prison after the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted him bail in a case involving money laundering and possession of assets beyond one’s means.