Chinese envoy’s letter delivered to Shehbaz Sharif in court

By: News Desk      Published: 12:35 PM, 26 Jan, 2021
Chinese envoy’s letter delivered to Shehbaz Sharif in court
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A letter from the outgoing Chinese Consul General in Lahore was delivered to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in the accountability court on Tuesday in which he praised the PML-N leader’s “Punjab Speed” efforts and services for friendship between Beijing and Islamabad and China Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

The diplomat said, “Shehbaz Sharif is an old friend of China. We are grateful for your efforts for CPEC. Shehbaz Sharif made Punjab rapidly develop through CPEC.”

The Chinese diplomat said Pakistan Muslim League-N whether in government or in opposition, has always been China’s best friend. “We hope Shehbaz Sharif as opposition leader will further strengthen Pak-China friendship.”

The letter also expressed good wishes for Shehbaz Sharif.

After receiving the letter, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said, “By God, this is the respect of Pakistan, not me,” on which the accountability court judge said, “This letter has nothing to do with the case.”

The accountability court in Lahore heard the assets beyond means and Ramzan Sugar Mill cases against PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz.

Reportedly, Hamza Shehbaz was presented in Court Room No 2 in assets beyond means case while Shehbaz Sharif was presented before Judge Jawad Ul Hassan.

On the occasion, a large number of PML-N leaders were also present to show solidarity with their leaders including Rana Mashhood, Tehmina Daultana, Rana Arshad, Hanif Abbasi and Azma Bukhari.

Both father and son presented before the accountability courts amid security arrangements where routes from MAO College to Civil Secretariat Chowk were closed with containers.