Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s leader Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz are indicted in Ramzan Sugar Mills case on Tuesday (today).
In Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Accountability Court indicted Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz. Both PML-N leaders appeared before the court today, where they were indicted. However, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In February 2019, National Accountability Bureau or NAB filed a reference against the two alleging that the former chief minister of Punjab misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons.
LHC or Lahore High Court on February 14 had granted bail to Shahbaz Sharif in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. The opposition leader was earlier indicted in the Ashiana scheme case.
Hamza Shahbaz was granted pre-arrest bail till April 17 by the LHC, which also restrained NAB from arresting him in cases pertaining to ownership of assets beyond means, until further notice. He was also ordered to submit bail bonds worth Rs 10 million.