Hamza Shahbaz appears before accountability court in Ramzan Sugar Mils case
LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz today appeared before an accountability court in Lahore in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
Justice Najamul Hassan presided over hearing of case and expressed annoyance over absence of Shahbaz. “How could Shahbaz Sharif move abroad? Should have he departed without permission?” he asked.
An appeal – on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s behalf – has been filed seeking his exemption from personal appearance for the day.
Hamza was summoned only in Ramzan Sugar Mills case whereas Shahbaz was directed to appear in both Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases.
Meanwhile, strict security measures have been taken around court and all routes leading to court have been sealed with blockades and barbed wires.
Heavy contingents of security personnel have been deployed inside and outside of the court’s premises.
On April 9, the court indicted Hamza and his father Shahbaz in same cases.