It was on Thursday, August 6, 2020, when the former Chief Minister of Punjab, along with his son Hamza Shehbaz, who is the Chief Executive of the Ramzan Sugar Mills, faced an accountability court in Pakistan.
According to our reporter Rashid Nawaz, the court accused them of crime and held them guilty in the case known as Ramzan Sugar Mills. The charges were read out, but both defendants denied those charges and stated that they are not guilty of those charges.
At this time, the former CM claimed that he might have sinned, but the court must forgive him because of his ten years long service for the people of Punjab. He stated that he worked tirelessly for the people; the prosecution admits this fact in their hearts but doesn’t state it. Former CM also stated added that he was so honest at his time that he never took any fuel allowance whenever he was on official visits.
Mr. Shehbaz Sharif added that he launched many projects and the total amount worth trillions of rupees. It also includes saving of Rs. One hundred billion in the Orange Line Project. With so much money spent on development, I don’t see any issue on a mere small amount of “just” Rs. 2 billion.
His lawyers earlier requested the court to give them some time for the preparation of the case. Upon receiving those requests, and former CM claiming his medical issues, the court adjourned the case and stated that we would proceed with our next hearing on August 27, 2020.
We should remember that in Ramzan Sugar Mills’ case, NAB states that Mr. Shehbaz Sharif went of merit to construct a drain for his personal sugar mills. The Rs. 2 billion spent on it was taken out of public money, and he should be charged with this crime.
My name is Rashid Nawaz. I have completed my degree in Mass Communication from South Asia University, Lahore, Pakistan. I have started my career as a News reporter and editor from the local Newspaper and now I am writing for different News websites, The Daily News Times is one of those great sites.