Ramzan Sugar Mills case: Lawyers seek time for arguments on Shehbaz, Hamza's acquittal plea

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The lawyers on Monday have sought time to record arguments on acquittal plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

During the hearing, Hamza Shahbaz appeared before the accountability court while exemption from the hearing plea of Shehbaz Sharif was also got accepted.

Previously, FIA had submitted details of 45 bank accounts of Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Salman Shahbaz in money laundering case. The concerned officials told that the accused may be sentenced to seven years in jail with fine and seizure of properties.

Earlier, FIA had submitted a challan against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz and declared them as prime accused.

Shehbaz Sharif had termed the allegations of money laundering and kickback as baseless. Daily Mail’s lawyer had confessed to not having enough evidence during the proceedings in British court, he added.

NAB prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case.

PML-N president had also submitted an appreciation letter of Chinese ambassador in the court on which, NAB prosecutor raised objections.

On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.

All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized.