LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed Ramzan Sugar Mills reference against Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.
It is worth mention here that the Ramzan Sugar Mills reference was filed for causing loss of rupees 213 million to the national exchequer.
In the reference, it alleged that as former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz had misused his authority by constructing a 25 kilometers of drain to facilitate Ramzan Sugar mills under pretext of people well-being.
An inquiry that was carried out in the month of July last year, proved that Shehbaz abused his powers to benefit his family members, NAB said and added, “We have subsequent evidence against the duo of father and son.”
On February 2, following the completion of investigation into Ramzan Sugar Mills scam, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore, had decided to nominate Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz as main accused in the scandal.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Director General (DG) NAB Lahore, Shehzad Saleem, and sought an approval from the Bureau’s headquarters for filing reference against them.
LHC orders to release Shehbaz in Ashiyana, Ramazan Sugar Mills
The court ordered to release him after furnishing two surety bonds worth Rs one million. The two-member bench headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed announced the verdict that was reserved earlier.
The court rejected the bail plea of Fawad Hassan Fawad in assets beyond known sources of income case. However, he was granted bail in the Ashiyana Housing scandal.
The court remarked that Shehbaz Sharif is not the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ramazan Sugar Mills.