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Nawaz exempted from personal appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

Nawaz exempted from personal appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case
February 14, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court on Friday allowed exemption from personal appearance to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Accountability court resumed hearing of Chaudhary Sugar Mills case against Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz’s counsel Amjad Pervez told the court that Nawaz Sharif was still under treatment in London and doctors had not permitted him to travel by air so far. Nawaz Sharif’s counsel also presented the medical reports of the former premier. He submitted an application seeking exemption from personal appearance for Nawaz Sharif. He will appear before the court following the improvement in his health,” Nawaz’s counsel tells the court. The accountability court then adjourned the hearing in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case till February 28. On the other hand, the court extended the judicial remand of Yousaf Abbas for 14-days. Earlier, an accountability court in Lahore granted exemption to Nawaz Sharif from appearing in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on the behalf of his medical reports. The accountability judge approved the exemption plea of Nawaz Sharif until Jan 17 on the basis of his medical reports. Advocate Amjad Pervez appeared on behalf of the former prime minster stating that Sharif has been unwell and undergoing treatment abroad. The judge directed the lawyer to furnish a medical report of Nawaz Sharif, if he receives, on the next hearing. Meanwhile, the court extended judicial remand of Yousuf Abbas Sharif, nephew of the former premier. On the other hand, the judicial remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz has been extended till January 17 in assets beyond income case.