LAHORE: Accountability Court hearing the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case against PMLN’s Maryam Nawaz and Yousuf Abbas granted the female politician immunity from court appearances till further court notice, said official sources.
Accountability Court judge Ameer Muhammad Khan presided over proceedings for the day. He also granted a 4-week immunity from court appearances to the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The former premier was declared critically ill by a board of medical professionals and then sent away for better healthcare facilities, considering his conviction.
Sharif is currently serving a jail term of 7-years at Kot Lakhput Jail in Lahore on grounds of being found guilty in Al-Aziza reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz is being tried in the corruption case along with her cousin, Yousuf Abbas.
The prosecutor of the National Accountablity Court (NAB) protested the leverage being offered to the accused but was unsuccessful.
The case was adjourned till December 6.