An accountability court in Lahore indicted PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills case, The Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz appeared in court earlier today.
Both the accused as the hearing went underway, pleaded not guilty to all charges read out by Accountability Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry, terming them baseless, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif told the accountability court judge that he is being dragged into fake case as he has always worked with honesty.
Shehbaz Sharif told the AC that, I served the people of Punjab for 12 years and didn’t take salary and even money for petrol during the 12-year tenure,” The court has summoned NAB’s witnesses in the case at the next hearing.
The NAB has filed a reference accusing former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shahbaz and others for causing losses to the national exchequer and misusing authority by sanctioning construction of a bridge to facilitate the sugar mills.
NAB officials say Shehbaz Sharif, being chief minister of Punjab, misused his power by issuing orders for the construction of a 10-kilometer-long drain in Chiniot primarily to benefit the sugar mill owned by his sons.
Shehbaz and Hamza have been accused of fraudulently causing a Rs. 213 million loss to the national exchequer, NAB said
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