These Two Suspects Confess to have Laundered Money for Shahbaz and Family
- Two suspects have confessed that they have laundered money to the accounts of Shahbaz Sharif and his family through fake identities.
- They used to operate a money exchange named Usman International in the United Kingdom.
- They used TTs in order to whiten the black money of Shahbaz Sharif and his family.
Two suspects turned against President of PML-N, Shahbaz Sharif and his two sons in a money laundering case.
The two suspects; Aftab Mehmood and Shahid Rafique, recorded their statements before a judicial magistrate in Lahore. They confessed they have committed money laundering at the behest of Shahbaz Sharif, HamzaShahbaz and Salman Shahbaz.
AftabMehmood is the front-man of the Shahbaz family. At the time of his arrest, he confessed before the judicial magistrate Zulfiqar Bari that he made illegal telegraphic transfers of more than $2.4 million to Pakistan to benefit the Shahbaz family in 2008-09.
He also told that he used to operate a money exchange named Usman International in the United Kingdom and transferred the amount in the bank accounts of HamzaShahbaz, Salman Shahbaz, NusratShahbaz and Rabia Imran Ali and used fake identities.
Earlier, another suspect in the case, MushtaqCheeni, had also turned approver against HamzaShahbaz and Salman Shahbaz.
AftabMehmood’s cousin ShahidRafique is the other approves. He used to collect cash against the TTs from Shahbaz family equivalent to the amount sent by Mehmood in dollars.
He confessed to having carried out transactions using fake identities in connivance with his cousin AftabMehmood.
“TTs were arranged in order to whiten the black money of the beneficiaries; Hamza, Salman, Nusrat, and Rabia, “Mehmood said.
Earlier, the Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), retired Justice Javed Iqbal, had approved the applications of AftabMehmood and ShahidRafique to confess against the Shahbaz family.
An accountability court allowed a request to transfer the suspects from jail into NAB custody to record their statements.