LHC orders Shehbaz to get himself tested for COVID-19 at Institute of Public Health

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29 Jun, 2020 7:46 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif to get himself tested for coronavirus and submit report in the court.

A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem, directed him to get himself tested for the novel coronavirus at the Institute of Public Health on July 2.

Shehbaz’s lawyer moved a fresh application in the LHC, requesting it to grant his client exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing due to the virus saying he is feeling symptoms of the highly contagious disease even after 14 days of being diagnosed with it.

A NAB lawyer told the judges that Shehbaz Sharif was to take a COVID-19 test on June 25 but he has not done so yet. He will keep asking the court for more time this way.

The bench questioned how can Shehbaz call himself a COVID-19 patient even if he has not undergone a relevant test to determine whether he has contracted the infection or not.

The court extended interim bail granted to the opposition leader in the National Assembly until July 7.

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