Accountability court reserves verdict on Nawaz’s exemption from appearance in court

October 9, 2017

NEWS DESK: After hearing arguments on an application filed by Nawaz Sharif seeking permanent exemption from appearance in the court, the accountability court reserved its verdict on Monday.

When the court asked Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Harris, whether he was requesting exemption from today’s hearing only, the lawyer responded that his client had gone to London to look after his ailing wife and he should therefore be granted permanent exemption. The lawyer further added that Nawaz cannot appear before the accountability court for the next 15 days at least.

Meanwhile, the NAB prosecution asked the court to issue arrest warrants for Sharif, who they said had left for London, despite being a primary accused, without informing NAB authorities.

Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir reserved his decision on this matter as well.