'Suleman's Case Toothless After Shehbaz, Hamza Acquittal'

'Suleman's Case Toothless After Shehbaz, Hamza Acquittal'
The money laundering case against Suleman Shehbaz doesn't have substance to it following the acquittal of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz, said analyst Muzamal Suharwardy on Tuesday.

Speaking during the Naya Daur TV's program Khabar Say Aagay, he said that military regime was in one way or the other involved in obstructing Suleman's return to the country earlier.

It is possible that the ex-Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was using it as a card for extension in his term, the analyst added.

On the potential talks involving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and government, Suharwardy said President Arif Alvi had earlier conditioned with a pause in the cases against the party's chief.

Ahmed Bilal Mehboob said on the occasion that such a demand was likely, with an aim to provide means for confidence-building between the two sides.

Earlier, while responding to a question on the current Imran-military ties, Mehboob said the PTI chairman wasn't going to get any relief soon despite his tone of optimism with the new army chief.

For now, he maintained, it seems that the law will take its course and the cases may be decided on merit.

While responding to a question on the role of the former servicemen in delaying the foreign funding case against PTI, the analysts agreed that in view of the country’s history, architects of Project Imran must have used every weapon in their arsenal to save the man playing the main role.