Court postpones indictment of Shehbaz, Hamza in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Accountability Court has postponed the indictment of Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case on Wednesday.

According to details, former CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz on Wednesday appeared before an accountability court.

The court was likely to frame charges against all accused persons in the case. However, the matter has been postponed to the next hearing following plea of Sharif’s defence council to the court.

During the hearing, Justice Syed Najamul Hassan heard the case while the prosecutor told the court that all accused persons were handed over two copies each of the reference.

Shehbaz and son Hamza, after attending the hearing of the case that was held in the accountability court located in the judicial complex, were allowed to leave the court.

“Am I allowed to go?” Shehbaz asked. To which, Justice Najam responded that statements would be recorded in your absence.

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

The Lahore High Court on February 14 granted bail to Shehbaz in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases.

On Feb 18, the opposition leader has already been indicted in the Ashiana scheme case.

Earlier 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.