Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Shehbaz Sharif seeks discharge from Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly and the PML- N’s president, submitted an appeal before an accountability court on Friday, seeking his discharge in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

Shehbaz filed the petition through his lawyer, claiming that he saved the government billions of rupees through various government programs. Despite the fact that he was not a shareholder or a director of the sugar mill, he claimed that he had already transferred ownership of his holdings to his children.

It was claimed by him that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had failed to substantiate corruption charges against him, leading to his plea that the court acquits him in the case.

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In December, opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz filed for acquittal in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case, which was heard in the Punjab Assembly. He filed his motion for acquittal on the basis that recent modifications to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law.

He said that the corruption inspector had filed a reference against him because he was accused of obtaining public monies to construct a drain to facilitate the Ramzan Sugar Mills. 

A reference by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been instituted at the suggestion of the incumbent administration, according to the PML-N leader, and is ill-founded and based on mala fide intentions and political considerations.

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