LAHORE: An accountability court here reserved a judgment on an application seeking exemption of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif from his personal appearance in the hearing of the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases on April 23.
An appeal – on Shahbaz’s behalf – was filed by his defence counsel Amjad Pervez seeking his exemption from personal appearance for the day.
However, the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz appeared before the court in Lahore in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
Justice Najamul Hassan presided over the hearing of the case and expressed annoyance over absence of Shahbaz. “How could Shahbaz Sharif move abroad? Should have he departed without permission?” he asked.
To which, Pervez told the court that his client was abroad for medical treatment. He further pleaded with the court to grant him exemption till May 8.
The court responded that Shahbaz could have filed the application by himself.