Published On: Sun, Nov 19th, 2023
Published in Category: Lahore

Ashiana Iqbal referece: Shahbaz Sharif others acquitted

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LAHORE Accountability Court (AC) has acquitted former Prime Minister (PM) Shahbaz Sharif and other accused in Ashiana Iqbal reference. Accountability court judge took up the case for hearing here Saturday. The reference was filed against the accused persons in 2018. However 10 accused including Shahbaz Sharif were acquitted on Saturday. Those acquitted in the case include Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, Shahid Shafiq, Bilal Qudwai, Imtiaz Haider, Israr Saeed and Arif Butt. The court had sought assistance from the lawyers in the light of Supreme Court decision while Shahbaz Sharif and others had filed acquittal pleas. They had taken plea in the petition for their acquittal that the corruption allegations pertaining to Ashiana Iqbal project are wrong. It is pertinent to mention here that 2 prime accused Nadim Zia and Kamran Kiyani have already been acquitted.