Ashiana-e-Iqbal scam: Shehbaz appears before court.


LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday appeared before an accountability court in connection with Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scam.

Accountability Court Judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry conducted the case proceedings, wherein other accused including Fawad Hassan Fawad and Ahad Cheema were also produced.

Shehbaz Sharif told the court that he did not commit any corruption and it was a baseless case, at the start of the proceedings.

To which, the judge observed that the reality would be unveiled on completion of the trial.

Shehbaz submitted that he was suffering from backache and requested the court for permitting him to leave. Shehbaz's counsel Amjad Pervaiz also requested the court for permitting his client to leave.

At this, the court asked the counsel to get recorded the statements of the witnesses and observed that request would be considered later.

However, later on, the court allowed Shehbaz Sharif to leave. Three witnesses -- Saqibur Rehman, Riaz and Shakeel -- were...

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