Suleman Shehbaz was granted interim bail in the money laundering case by an accountability court until January 7 and was instructed to take part in the investigation into the case.
The PM’s son was granted bail by the special court (central) in exchange for bail bonds totaling Rs. 500,000.
Suleman Shehbaz had submitted a plea for bail to the court, adding the FIA and the investigators as parties. Suleman said in his application that the court must follow all legal requirements before labeling him as an escape.
Suleman contended that the FIA implicated him in the money laundering case without any basis, adding that he was labeled an absconder without information and did not get any notices of court proceedings.
Suleman refused to provide his CNIC when the judge asked for it in the middle of the session, but he promised to do so at the next opportunity.
The court ruled that everyone should carry their CNICs at all times and that they were required today. Later, the court set an interim bail date of January 7 for him.
After the hearing, Suleman declined to speak to the media, stating that it was Friday and he did not want to engage in any political conversation.
The son of the prime minister returned from self-exile last month and declared he would defend himself in court. Suleman was identified as a proclaimed offender by an accountability court in October 2019.
The orders came after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court that the suspect had failed to appear before the anti-graft body despite being summoned several times in connection with an inquiry into money laundering and possession of assets beyond known sources of income.