Due to lawyers’ strike in Lahore Accountability Court, arguments could not be held on the plea of acquittal in Hamza Shahbaz’s Ramzan Sugar Mills reference. The court also adjourned the hearing on Ashiana reference against Shahbaz Sharif till February 24. Judge Sajid of Lahore Accountability Court Ali Awan heard references against PML-N president Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz. Amjad Pervez took a stand that there is a strike of lawyers, therefore no hearing should be held. Shahbaz Sharif said that he wanted to hear the cross-examination of witnesses in his presence, to which the court remarked that these witnesses were not related to him. The hearing was adjourned without any action on the plea of the accused and also a witness in the Ashiana reference Following the statement, the hearing was adjourned till February 24.