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

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


Lahore: Lawyers on Monday sought time records about the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Sheikhbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz in the Ramzan Sugar Factory case The argument of the crime defense.

During the hearing, Hamza Shahbaz appeared in the banking court and Sheikhbaz Sharif’s request for exemption from the hearing was also accepted.

The court adjourned the hearing.

Previously, FIA had submitted details of 45 bank accounts of Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Salman Shahbaz in money laundering case.

Officials said the defendant could be sentenced to seven years in prison, fines and confiscation of property.

Earlier, the FIA ​​filed charges against Sheikhbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz and declared them the main defendants.

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.

None of the defendants in the case pleaded guilty. Shehbaz Sharif said in rejecting the allegations from anti-corruption regulators that he was politically hurt.

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