Court orders FIR against Nawaz’s kin over sugar stocks pilferage


LAHORE: A local court on Saturday ordered to register a first information report (FIR) against close relatives of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged pilferage of sugar stocks which were pledged to a private bank against a loan.

Additional Sessions Judge Syed Muhammad Ilyas ordered this on an application filed by the bank against the owners of Kashmir Sugar Mill, including Javed Shafi, Shahid Shafi, Zahid Shafi and others.

“This application is accepted and the petitioner is directed to appear before SHO who is directed to proceed within the domain of section 154 of Cr.P.C,” reads the judgment a copy.

The applicant’s lawyer said before the court that 2,17,400 bags of sugar pledged by Kashmir Sugar Mill Limited to the bank were pilfered.

He, then, requested the judge to order registration of a case against the respondents.