SUNDAY TIMES LAHORE:The accountability judge provided a copy of the reference along with DVDs of the case to Shehbaz Sharif and allowed him and his son to leave the court premises after recording their attendance.

The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) president’s lawyer stated that his client couldn’t sit in the court for a longer period owing to his ill health and pleaded that he be allowed to leave.

The judge expressed displeasure over ruckus created by PML-N workers and lawyers who accompanied the party leaders inside the courtroom. Towards the end, he directed the PML-N leaders to take the party workers out of the court along with them.

In the previous hearing, the father-son duo couldn’t be indicted as accountability judge Syed Najamul Hassan was on leave.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had earlier on Feb 18 filed a reference against the PML-N president and his son, accusing the former of misusing his authority to get a 10-km drain constructed in Chiniot to facilitate Ramzan Sugar Mills, which was owned by his sons.