Court postpones indictment of Shehbaz Sharif in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

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LAHORE: An accountability court postponed indictment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing probe into the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption reference.

Shehbaz’s defence counsel had appealed in the court to postpone indictment of the opposition leader and his son in the reference until the next hearing.

Last month, the national accountability bureau had filed a reference against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza and alleged the former chief minister of misusing his authority by public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills owned by his sons.

On February, the Lahore High Court granted bail to Shehbaz in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. The opposition leader has already been indicted in the Ashiana scheme case. nab

The high court on Tuesday also directed that Shebaz’s name be removed from the Exit Control List. 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.