LAHORE (9 News) – An accountability court judge adjourned the Ashiyana Iqbal and Ramazan Sugar Mills cases till April 29.
The court accepted Shehbaz Sharif’s plea for one-day exemption from appearance and sought arguments from the NAB for his plea for three-week exemption.
The counsel for Shehbaz Sharif said that the accused does not need permission to go abroad. The court summoned more witnesses for recording their statements.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly also appeared in the court in the Ramazan Sugar Mills case.
After appearing in court, Hamza Shehbaz said that the change had broken the backbone of the people in just eight years. “May Allah save us from this change!”
On the request of Amjad Pervez advocate, the court allowed Hamza Shehbaz to go home.
Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza indicted in Ramazan Sugar Mills case
Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz were indicted in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
The father-son duo appeared before an accountability court in Lahore earlier today, where they were indicted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption reference.
Accountability Court judge Najam ul Hassan heard the case. During the hearing, the accused denied all the charges.
The court has summoned witnesses and adjourned the hearing.
The NAB had filed a reference against the two alleging that the former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons.
LHC orders to release Shehbaz Sharif in Ramazan Sugar Mills cases
Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiyana Housing Scheme and Ramazan Sugar Mills cases.
The two-member bench headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed announced the verdict that was reserved earlier.
The court rejected the bail plea of Fawad Hassan Fawad in assets beyond known sources of income case. However, he was granted bail in the Ashiyana Housing scandal.