Court adjourns Ramzan Sugar Mills case till Jan 10

Court adjourns Ramzan Sugar Mills case till Jan 10

Lahore: An accountability court adjourned hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case till January 10.

Accountability Court Judge Syed Najamul Hassan conducted the proceedings, wherein the court was apprised by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor that investigations were in progress and a reference was being prepared against Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in connection with the case.

The NAB prosecutor further submitted that Shehbaz Sharif was still in Islamabad, in response to a court query.

However, the court expressed displeasure over not producing Shehbaz Sharif, observing that he was given transit

remand till the conclusion of National Assembly session.

Why his (Shehbaz) transit remand was not got extended after the conclusion of the session, the court questioned.

Subsequently, the court adjourned the hearing for a short time and summoned superintendent jail to explain why Shehbaz was not produced in the court.

As proceedings resumed later, the superintendent apprised the court that Shehbaz Sharif was lodged in a sub-jail which fell under Rawalpindi Central Jail. He submitted that police squad was requested for producing Shehbaz Sharif in court to obtain extension in transit remand but it was not provided.

To which, the court observed that it was responsibility of the Lahore police to produce Shehbaz Sharif before the


The superintendent told that SP Headquarters was requested for the purpose but no response received, in response to a query.

At this, the court issued show cause notice to SP Headquarters while adjourning the further hearing till January 10.

Advocate Amjad Pervez on behalf of Shehbaz Sharif told the court that doctors had advised one week rest to his

client after MRI test, during the proceedings.

The NAB had alleged that Shehbaz Sharif misused his authority being chief minister and got constructed a bridge in

Chiniot which facilitated Ramzan Sugar Mills owned by Shehbaz family. The NAB claimed that Rs 200 million were paid from national kitty and Shehbaz Sharif illegally ordered for construction of the bridge.