Court postpones indictment of Shehbaz, Hamza

Sandra Loyd

LAHORE: A responsibility court on Thursday postponed indictment of Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his boy, Hamza Shehbaz, in supplemental referral of Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

The court postponed the indictment due to the non-appearance of Shehbaz Sharif after he checked favorable for Covid-19 Responsibility Court Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry carried out the procedures of the case, in which prison authorities produced Hamza Shehbaz.

Shehbaz Sharif’s counsel argued prior to the court that his customer had actually been checked favorable for Covid-19 and he had actually quarantined himself. He even more mentioned that Shehbaz’s test report had actually currently been sent in the court. He pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter for 3 weeks.

At this, the court questioned whether the Covid-19 patient was quarantined for 3 weeks. The counsel sent that after 14- days quarantine duration, the patient would be checked once again. Consequently, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till July 1. The court had actually summoned Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz for indictment in the supplemental referral submitted by National Responsibility Bureau in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

According to referral, NAB has actually implicated Shehbaz Sharif of abuse of authority, stating he supposedly authorized a quantity of Rs210 million for the building of the drain to benefit the mills. Hamza has actually been charged in the case for being the president of the Ramzan Sugar Mills.


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