An accountability court has adjourned further hearing till Nov 10, with notices to Home department and jail authorities over the issue of non-production of Hamza Shehbaz who had earlier refused to travel in armoured vehicle for his hearing in Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
Police officers and Hamza Shehbaz exchanged harsh words at the gate of Kot Lakhpat jail.
Later, an accountability court issued show-cause notices to the home secretary and the IG prisons for not producing Hamza in person. Accountability Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry issued similar notices to the Lahore CCPO and SP Headquarters, with directives to them to appear and explain their position at the next hearing scheduled for November 10.
Meanwhile, the judge also regretted that Hamza had refused to use armoured car for being shifted to the court. These remarks were passed as Usama Ahmed, the deputy jail superintendent, submitted a report which noted that it was the PML-N leader who wasn’t ready for the purpose.