LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz indicted by an accountability court on Thursday in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition in Provincial Assembly Hamza Shehbaz appeared in court to face Ramzan Sugar Mills Case.
As the trial continued, the two accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges read by Accountability Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry and declared them baseless. The PML-N chairman told the AC judge that he was being dragged into a fake case because he had always acted in good faith.
I have served the people of Punjab for 12 years and have not taken money for salary and petrol in 12 years.
The court summoned NAB’s witnesses at the next hearing of the case.
Ramadan Sugar Mill Case
The NAB has filed a reference alleging that former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shahbaz and others have caused damage to the national treasury and abused power by allowing the construction of a bridge to facilitate sugar mills.
NAB officials say Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab chief minister, abused his rights by issuing instructions to build a 10-kilometer-long canal at Chinot, a sugar mill owned primarily by his sons. Shahbaz and Hamza were accused of fraud, causing a loss of Rs 213 million to the national exchequer.