Properties worth millions in UK owned by Sharifs
London: (News Alert Special Correspondent S. Ajmi)
Central opposition leader and former Punjab CM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif has rebutted the Daily Mail story where allegedly the reporter exposed him regarding money laundering and embezzlement in earth quake aid from the United Kingdom years back.
The central leadership is found puzzled over the contents of the story which are dubbed as fabricated, concocted and unfounded. Marium Aurangzeb, information secretary of opposition Muslim League Nawaz bitterly criticised the newspaper of UK, the government of Imran Khan saying all it is carved out by Prime Minister against the PMLN leadership.
Leader of the opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif took to the twitter and said that the fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar, adding that we will also launch an investigation in this case of money laundering by Sharifs.
According to a confidential investigation report seen by Daily Mail, millions of pounds were transferred into the bank accounts of Shahbaz’s family members, including his wife, children and a son-in-law.
It reported stated to have interviewed key witnesses held on remand in jail, including a UK citizen Aftab Mehmood. He claimed that he had laundered millions on behalf of Shahbaz’s family from a nondescript office in Birmingham – without attracting suspicion from Britain’s financial regulators, who inspected his books regularly.
The properties in UK pictured here speaks enormous in terms of heavy price of the assets which were either referred to by private opposition members or the NAB in different cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Moreover, investigators had launched inquiries into alleged thefts from DFID-funded schemes to give poor women cash to lift them out of poverty and to provide healthcare for rural families, according to the publication.
Allegedly, stolen millions were laundered in Birmingham and then allegedly transferred to Shahbaz’s family’s accounts by UK branches of banks including Barclays and HSBC. Furthermore, it stated that self-confessed Birmingham money-launderer Aftab Mehmood told that he had his accounts audited every three months by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – who failed to notice anything was amiss.