Court exempts Nawaz from appearing on medical grounds Remand of Hamza extended for 14 days

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AMRAIZ KHAN LAHORE An accountability court on Friday accepted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ’s petition seeking exemption from appearing before the court in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on medical grounds. While talking to media at accountability court premises, lawyer of the deposed premier Amjad Pervaiz said that a new medical certificate had been submitted to the court. “Nawaz Sharif is under clinical supervision,” the counsel said while stating the medical certificate provided by Nawaz’s consult ant in London Dr Laweance. “He [Nawaz] will undergo a medical examination which is scheduled to take place in the last week of February.” The counsel said that in light of the scheduled procedures, the doctor believes that Nawaz is not fit to travel to Pakistan. After seeing the medical certificate, the honourable accountability court judge exempted the former premier from appearing before the court and adjourned the hearing till February 28. The judicial remand of Nawaz’s nephew Yousaf Abbas was extended till February 28 in CSM case. “Nawaz Sharif will face trial when he recovers,” the lawyer said. Meanwhile, an accountability court on Friday extended 14 days physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Hamza Shahbaz who was produced in assets beyond means and money-laundering case. T h e son of the former Chief Minister of Punjab and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif was produced before the court, where the judge extended his judicial remand by 14 days.