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BIGGEST Corruption costs on Shehbaz Sharif, subsequent Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif is seen as frontrunner for the put up of Prime Minister

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, Shehbaz Sharif: FILE/AP

Islamabad: All eyes are on Pakistan, who’s few hours will resolve its subsequent Prime Minister after cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan was faraway from workplace by means of a no-confidence vote which was held early on Sunday morning. Now, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif is seen as frontrunner for the put up of PM.

Post Sunday afternoon, 70-year-old Shehbaz Sharif nominated himself for the put up of prime minister, whereas the previous ruling celebration Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), the political wing which is led by Imran Khan, has named Shah Mehmood Qureshi as its candidate for the put up.

However, not a lot is understood about Shehbaz Sharif exterior his residence nation. The youthful brother of three-time prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz hails from a rich industrial Sharif household.

Shehbaz is finest identified for his direct “can-do” administrative model which was effectively displayed when he was the chief minister of Punjab province.

But is Shehbaz, who’s broadly anticipated to interchange Imran Khan and change into the Prime Minister of Pakistan, all clear? The reply isn’t any.

A take a look at a number of the largest corruption costs on Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz stepped into the world of politics in 1988 by successful an election within the Punjab province on a Pakistan Muslim League ticket. At that point, his elder brother Nawaz Sharif was the chief minister of the province.

In 1990, Nawaz Sharif turned the prime minister and his brother Shehbaz was elected to the parliament. Shehbaz was a lot concentrated in the direction of Punjab and have become the chief minister of the province in 1997.

But in 2000, in a navy coup in Pakistan, Shehbaz was imprisoned and despatched into exile in Saudi Arabia. He returned from there after seven years and in 2007 he bought again into politics.

In 2017, when Nawaz was eliminated as prime minister and was barred by the supreme court docket from holding any constitutional posts, Shehbaz was chosen to guide the PML(N).

Money laundering case:

In December 2019, anti-graft physique – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) froze 23 properties that belong to Shehbaz and his son Hamza, accussing the daddy and the son of cash laundering.

In September subsequent 12 months (2020), NAB had arrested Shehbaz on costs of cash laundering and revenue past means case.

The case was instituted in opposition to him by Imran Khan-led authorities and Shehbaz denied the fees, terming them as “politics victimisation”. However, he needed to be behind the bar for a number of months earlier than the Lahore High Court in April launched him on bail in cash laundering case.

Money laundering case within the UK

Shehbaz is at present dealing with a PKR 14 billion cash laundering case within the United Kingdom introduced in opposition to him by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The chief is on bail within the case.

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