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NAB references: Court reserves verdict on Nawaz, Maryam’s exemption pleas

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Thursday has reserved verdict on exemption from hearing plea of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar in appeared in the court.

The defence lawyer submitted new medical certificate of Kulsoom Nawaz along with his clients’ plea seeking exemption for seven days from March 26.

The appeal stated that Ali Aimal will appear in place of Nawaz while Jahangir Jadoon will be Maryam’s representative.

The medical report revealed that cancer has been found on the left side of Kulsoom Nawaz’s neck after which the doctors have suggested to go for radiotherapy. The doctors have stated that they want to meet Nawaz Sharif to consult regarding his wife’s health.

Subsequently, the decision was reserved by the court.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif said that the decision against him was announced after consulting ‘black law dictionary’. He said that cases are being registered against those who were hurling allegations against others. Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed hid assets worth billions of rupees, he added.

He said that he respects state institutions but it’s his and his party’s right to express reservations against any verdict.

Former PM stressed that Imran Khan had himself declared Panama verdict as weak decision by Supreme Court.

Now voices from inside and outside the court are being raised against Panama verdict as yesterday, the respected judge remarked that case was on Panama papers and decision was announced over Iqama.

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