LAHORE: An accountability court has adjourned the hearing of the Ramzan Sugar Mills filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz till 12th May.
Accountability court judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry conducted the hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills against Hamza Shehbaz. The court asked the jail officer as to how long the lockdown would continue, on which the investigating officer informed the court that it would continue till 9th May.
Moreover, the accountability bureau also adjourned the hearing of the case related to assets beyond known source of income filed against Hamza Shehbaz’s father Shehbaz Sharif till 12th May. The judge asked Shahbaz’s lawyer how to complete the trial of his cases. The NAB prosecutor replied that the accused are in jail, their lawyers appear in court for the hearing. “They must cooperate to complete the trial soon”, the NAB prosecutor added.
As per details, the NAB summoned the PML-N president, Shehbaz Sharif, along with his properties’ detailed records and other businesses owned by him.
Hamza Shehbaz along with his father Shehbaz Sharif is accused of making a drain in Chiniot which benefitted in the Ramzan Sugar Mill. A case was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against both, alleging the former chief minister Punjab misused his authority and constructed a 10-km sludge carrier in district Chiniot to facilitate the factory, owned by his sons.
The NAB alleged that the step inflicted a loss of Rs. 213 million to the national exchequer. The bureau further alleged that the approval of the construction was given on a fake application filed by the former MPA Maulana Rehmatullah, showing the drain as a public project and public funds were misused for the benefit of the Sharif’s family business.