Nawaz again exempted from appearance

Updated February 15, 2020

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The court allowed the application and adjourned hearing till Feb 28. — AFP/File
The court allowed the application and adjourned hearing till Feb 28. — AFP/File

LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday allowed for another time exemption from personal appearance to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as a counsel submitted his fresh medical reports saying doctors in London had not allowed him air travel so far.

Counsel Advocate Amjad Pervez told the court that Mr Sharif was likely to undergo coronary angiography on Feb 24. He said the medical reports suggested that Mr Sharif required continuous monitoring by the doctors in London.

He asked the court to extend exemption to Mr Sharif from personal appearance in proceedings against him in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

The court allowed the application and adjourned hearing till Feb 28.

Fresh medical reports submitted to court

Mr Sharif’s nephew Yousaf Abbas, a co-suspect, was brought to the court from jail to attend the proceedings while PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, who was on bail, had been exempted from personal appearance till the filing of a reference by the NAB.

Another accountability court adjourned till Feb 28 hearing of money laundering/illegal assets case against Hamza Shahbaz.

Hamza was brought to the court from jail amid tight security.

Hamza had been granted bail in Ramzan Sugar Mills case by the Lahore High Court while denied the same in the money laundering case.

Published in Dawn, February 15th, 2020