He submitted an application seeking a one-time exemption from personal appearance for the former premier. Presiding Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan allowed the application and adjourned hearing till January 17…reports Asian Lite News
An accountability court has allowed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exemption from personal appearance on medical grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case till the next hearing.
A lawyer told the court on Friday that Sharif was still under treatment in London and doctors had not permitted him to travel by air so far, reports Dawn news.
He submitted an application seeking a one-time exemption from personal appearance for the former premier.
Presiding Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan allowed the application and adjourned hearing till January 17.
Sharif’s nephew Yousaf Abbas was brought to the court from jail to attend the proceedings, while PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, who is on bail, had already been exempted by the court from personal appearance till filing of a reference by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
A source at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London told The News International that cardiologists have informed Sharif that he must be admitted for a cardiac procedure.
The source added that the former leader has been advised that it would be determined within a week whether he would need a heart operation, bypass or a heart stent.
Sharif has been in London for the duration of about two months as the issue of his blood platelets remains unresolved and they still remain unstable.
Two weeks ago, the former premier’s personal physician Adnan Khan had said that doctors were going through Sharif’s whole medical history.
The exact cause of the low platelet count was still not determined.