Former CM Shahbaz Sharif along with his daughter Javeria appear before NAB Court

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif link and his daughter Javeria have appeared before an accountability court link in Lahore in Ramzan Sugar Mills case, on Thursday.

An accountability court’s administrative judge Jawadul Hassan conducted the hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case link today.

Shehbaz Sharif link at the court’s rostrum and said that he had saved billions of funds belonging to the people of Punjab during his 10-year tenure without taking any benefit for him and his family businesses.

He continued that Sindh government had reduced the rates of sugarcane but the decision was not followed by the Punjab authorities. Sindh High Court (SHC) had set the rates of sugarcane up to Rs172 per 40 kilograms besides ordering to provide Rs11 subsidy.

He added that he had faced pressure from the family for reducing the rates and provision of subsidy, however, he had neither cut the prices nor approved subsidy which resulted into financial loss to the sugar mills belonging to his family.