LAHORE ( News10) – Accountability court on Thursday has indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills reference.
During the hearing headed by judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry, both the accused pleaded not guilty in the reference and their lawyer requested time for case preparation which was rejected by the court.
Meanwhile, Shehbaz Sharif told the judge that he is being dragged into fake case as he has always worked with honesty and served the people of Punjab for ten years.
I didn’t take salary and even money for petrol for 12 years. I brought investment to the Pakistan for economic stability, he added.
The PML-N further told that he didn’t build drain with nation’s money as he was a public representative with emotions for general masses. I always tried to provide employment chances to the unemployed people, he went on to say.
Subsequently, the accountability court has summoned all the witnesses in next hearing and directed the counsels to record their arguments on the same day.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had claimed that a drain was constructed out of public money in Chiniot to facilitate the Ramzan Sugar Mills when Shehbaz Sharif, the co-accused in the case, was Punjab’s chief minister.
Hamza Shahbaz has also been charged in the case as he is the chief executive of the Ramzan Sugar Mills.