Nawaz gets one-day exemption from court.


ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday granted one-day exemption to Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance in his appeals against the Al-Azizia reference verdict.

A division bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani conducted hearing of the petitions and deferred the proceedings for two weeks after accepting Nawaz's plea seeking one-day exemption from hearing.

The bench also referred Sharif's bail plea in the case to Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah for the formation of a new regular or special bench to hear this matter and deferred the proceedings till the end of winter vacations.

Previously, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzeb Bharwana submitted the reply in Nawaz Sharif's plea for adding five more witnesses in which he opposed by disclosing that such witnesses were irrelevant and do...

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