LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and his daughter appeared before an accountability court in Lahore in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
Accountability court judge Jawadul Hassan conducted the hearing of the case. The PML-N defended his performance and said he saved billions during his tenure as Punjab chief minister without any personal benefit.
Shehbaz Sharif said the Sindh government had reduced the rates of sugarcane but the decision was not followed by Punjab. He said he faced immense pressure to reduce the rates and provide subsidy for his family’s sugar mills but he refused, resulting in huge financial losses.
He further said the court was also facing allegations of possessing benami properties. The judge remarked that he will be given a chance to defend himself in the money laundering case being heard separately.
Shehbaz Sharif said that his daughter Javeria was currently sitting in the car. The judge remarked that it is necessary to make an appearance in the courtroom to confirm the accused’s attendance.
Sharif’s daughter Javeria arrived in the courtroom after the judge allowed him to leave the court premises. The accountability court adjourned the hearing till 14th September.