Lahore (Staff Report): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared shifting of three sugar mills owned by the Sharif family illegal .

The LHC bench headed by Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah ordered to move back Ittefaq, Haseeb Waqas and Chaudhry sugar mills within three months.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and JDW Sugar Mills owner Jahangir Tareen had challenged the shifting of the sugar mills .

Tareen had said the mills , located in the South Punjab region, were shifted in violation of earlier court orders and the government’s own relocation policy of 2015.

The LHC had reserved its verdict in the case in May this year after all concerned parties had concluded their arguments.