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FIA given ‘last chance’ to file challan against Shehbaz, son

A special court in Lahore gave on Saturday the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) a “last chance” to file its challan against Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and others in a money laundering case.

Shehbaz and Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz turned up in court as Judge Sardar Tahir Sabir resumed hearing. The court extended their interim pre-arrest bail until Dec 11.

At the hearing today, the court enquired about the case challan. The investigation officer complained that a key accused, Mohammad Usman, has obtained bail and is not appearing before the agency for investigation.

The court ordered all the accused to join the FIA investigation, giving the investigators a last chance to file the case challan. Upon failure to submit the charge-sheet, the entire probe team will be served a show-cause notice, the judge warned.