Ramzan sugar mills case: NAB court summons Shehbaz, Hamza

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Sharif. Meanwhile, Information Minister has said that government will not let Sharif escape.

Ramzan Sugar Mills

Accountability court has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz for indictment in Ramzan Sugar Mills case on June 11.

According to details, judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry heard the case on Friday.

On April 9, 2019, the court had indicted Hamza and his father Shehbaz Sharif in the same case.

However, both accused had denied the charges against them, and maintained that they had saved Rs2300 billion, assuring that the money was not misused.

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor had submitted complete details of assets of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s family members in the court with an argument that their assets were beyond their known sources of income.

“Billions of rupees were added to the assets of Shahbaz’s family, whereas Hamza couldn’t provide details of the sources of his income,” he added.

Shibli Faraz warns Shehbaz Sharif 

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said government will not allow PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to flee the country as the matter of putting his name on the exit control list (ECL) is under consideration.

Addressing a press conference along with Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib, the minister said Shehbaz Sharif did not attend the National Assembly session summoned on his own demand and also skipped the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) hearing citing coronavirus threat but personally went to the Lahore High Court to seek bail.

He said Shehbaz Sharif was the guarantor when Nawaz Sharif was permitted to go to UK for medical treatment and that he should now be questioned as to why his elder brother is absconding, while he is seen roaming in London.

Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk

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