News Karnataka
Thursday, May 19 2022
World

Shebaz’s indictment delayed as he postpones return to Pak

Islamabad: The indictment of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Punjab province Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, in a 16 billion PKR money laundering case was delayed again on Saturday after the premier submitted an application to be exempted from the hearing.

Last month, a special court in Lahore had directed Shehbaz and Hamza to ensure their presence at the next date of hearing (May 14) for the framing of charges against them, Dawn reported.

When the hearing resumed on Saturday, their lawyer, Mohammad Amjad Pervaiz, submitted an application on Shehbaz’s behalf, seeking exemption from appearance.

The application stated that Shehbaz was scheduled to return from his visit to the UK on Friday but was delayed since an appointment with his medical consultant could not be set up before 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, Dawn reported.

Shehbaz is a cancer survivor and a patient of chronic backache and his medical check-up had been long overdue since the previous PTI government did not allow him to fly abroad, it stated.

The application further stated that Shehbaz also had to reschedule his return so he could visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to offer his condolences on the passing away of the country’s president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

“The non-appearance of the petitioner is neither malafide nor intentional, rather, the same is on the account of the above said reason,” it added.

Subsequently, Presiding Judge of the Special Court (Central-I) Ijaz Hassan Awan accepted the application and extended Shehbaz and Hamza’s pre-arrest bails till May 21.

See also  Bank of England hikes rates to curb soaring inflation
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.