Court indicts Shehbaz, Hamza in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Court indicts Shehbaz, Hamza in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Lahore (Staff report): An accountability court on Tuesday indicted Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, who is Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

The father-son duo appeared before the court, where they were indicted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption reference.

Both Shehbaz and Hamza pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On March 27, the accountability court delayed the indictment following plea of Sharif’s defence council to the court.

The court summoned them in the next hearing for an indictment in the case.

On February 14, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to Shehbaz in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases.

On Feb 18, the opposition leader was indicted in the Ashiana scheme case.

On Tuesday, the high court ordered removal of Shehbaz’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). His name was added to the no-fly list on February 22 in the Ashiana Housing case, after he was arrested by NAB in the probe on October 5, 2018.