Court approves physical remand of Muhammad Mushtaq till April 23

LAHORE: Alleged front man of Sharif family Muhammad Mushtaq on Tuesday appeared before accountability court in connection with money laundering case.

During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official said that the accused had transferred Rs50 crore into account of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif’s son Salman Shehbaz.

Mushtaq was manager at Ramzan Sugar Mills, he added. 

Subsequently, the court approved physical remand of the accused till April 23.

Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested Muhammad Mushtaq at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Mushtaq was accused of holding fake survey of the mills on the directives of Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif while he was also involved in money laundering of Rs60 crore.

It is pertinent to mention here that Muhammad Mushtaq’s name was placed on Exit Control List (ECL).

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