Nawaz seeks exemption from appearance in Panama reference appeal

By: News Desk      Published: 12:04 PM, 31 Aug, 2020
Nawaz seeks exemption from appearance in Panama reference appeal

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif Monday filed an application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for exemption from personal attendance due to his poor health in Panama references hearings, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

“I am undergoing treatment abroad due to illness,” Nawaz Sharif requested and said it is not possible to appear in the court due to being abroad.

Nawaz Sharif sought exemption from attendance from the IHC wherein the petition pleaded exemption from attendance during thw case hearing of Avenfield and Al-Azizia reference appeals.

It is pertinent to mention that deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif's appeal against the Avenfield reference has been scheduled for hearing for September 1 (Tuesday), along with Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar's appeal in the same case.

A special bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the case.

The court is also set to hear Nawaz's appeal filed against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on Tuesday (tomorrow), while National Accountability Bureau (NAB) two appeals include, the one seeking an increase in the former premier's sentence in the Al-Aziza reference from seven years to 14 years, and the other against his acquittal in the Flagship Investment reference-have also been fixed for hearing.