Web Desk: LAHORE: PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif presented a letter from the Chinese Consul General in Lahore during an accountability court hearing today during the hearing of reference pertaining to Ramadan.
The anti-graft watchdog has alleged that the former chief minister issued directives to use Rs200 million from public money to construct a drain in District Chiniot primarily for the use of the sugar mills owned by his sons. His son, Hamza Shahbaz, is also under arrest in the case.
The PML-N leaders were brought to the accountability court in separate vehicles by Kot Lakhpat jail officials on Tuesday with PML-N workers gathered outside the judicial complex to welcome their leaders.
Addressing Shahbaz Sharif, the judge asked whether he had something to say.
“I have brought a letter sent to me by the Chinese Consul General in Lahore,” said the PML-N president as he began reading the letter before the court.
The letter credited the former Chief Minister of Punjab with (CPEC) projects in Punjab.
“I have been facing a barrage of accusation for two years, yet the Chinese Consul General is praising my work as a Chief Minister. He is appreciating a prisoner – it is no doubt an honour for me.”