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Sharif exempted from personal appearance by court on medical grounds in money laundering case

An accountability court here has exempted Pakistan s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from appearing before it in a money laundering case on medical grounds and adjourned the hearing till February 28 in the matter, according to media reports on Saturday. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo is undergoing treatment in London for coronary artery disease. Sharif appealed to the court to extend exemption from personal appearance in proceedings against him in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, the Dawn report said. The court allowed Sharif s application and adjourned the hearing in the case till February 28, it said. Sharif was on November 4 last year granted bail on humanitarian grounds by the Lahore High Court in the case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has accused Sharif of being a direct beneficiary of Chaudhry Sugar Mills and his daughter, Maryam, who was arrested in connection with the case in August along with her cousin Yousuf Abbas, of holding over 12 ..


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