An accountability court in Lahore granted an exemption from appearing in the case of Chaudhry Sugar Mills to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday.
The decision was made on the base of his medical reports. The trial was adjourned by the court until January 17.
Nawaz’s counsel, Amjad Pervez, appeared on his behalf saying that the founder of the PML-N was unwell in London and was being treated.
His nephew, the judicial remand of Yousaf Abbas, was also extended for 14 days. The Sharif family has been accused of using the Chaudhry Sugar Mills to launder money and transfer shares illegally.
In addition, Hamza Shahbaz’s physical remand, the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, has been extended for 14 days. The hearing of his trial has also been adjourned by an accounting court until January 17.
Hamza is being prosecuted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Paani and properties beyond the means of cases by the National Accountability Bureau.
The court also called on the prosecutor of the NAB to present the record of the case at the next hearing.