LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the Ashiana-e-Iqbal and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases till May 25.During proceedings, the court reserved its decision on the exemption requests from personal appearance of Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.
The last hearing was adjourned due to the absence of the judge scheduled to conduct the hearing. The accountability court had earlier accepted an application by Shehbaz seeking exemption from personal appearance for a day. TThe father-son duo were indicted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case earlier this month. The National Accountability Bureau in February had filed a reference against the two alleging that the former chief minister of Punjab misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons. The PML-N president was earlier indicted in the Ashiana scheme case.