Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz indicted in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, on Thursday, have been indicted by an accountability court in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

Accountability Court Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry presided over the indictment hearing which was attended by the opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.

Both PML-N leaders have denied the accusations and pleaded ‘not guilty’ on all charges.

“I have served the people of Punjab for 10 years. Prosecution might think whatever they want but they also know the truth in their hearts,” said Shehbaz Sharif.

The former Chief Minister Punjab highlighted that he has always ensured transparency in public projects and that he in fact saved Rs 100 billion in the Lahore Orange Line train project.

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It is to be noted that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has accused Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz of misappropriation of public funds by using government money to construct a 10-kilometres drain at the Chiniot facility of Ramzan Sugar Mills costing up to Rs 213 million.

The court, seeking arguments from prosecution and defense has directed NAB to present its witnesses on the next hearing and adjourned the case till next hearing on August 27th.