LAHORE: An accountability courtroom in Lahore on Saturday prolonged the post-arrest bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif in a cash laundering case towards his household regardless of his steady failure to seem earlier than the choose.
In its written order, the choose, whereas deciding the bail extension petition, stated Sharif sought exemption from look in the course of the listening to.
The legislation requires the accused to seem earlier than the courtroom to safe interim bail, it stated, including that in case of failure to seem, the request is rejected.
It, nevertheless, stated since Sharif is in Islamabad to attend the National Assembly session within the capability of opposition chief, subsequently, the courtroom permits him to carry out his duty as an MP.
Sharif ought to guarantee his presence in the course of the subsequent listening to, the courtroom stated, whereas adjourning the listening to till April 4.
The courtroom additionally stated the counsel for an additional suspect has sought time to debate the courtroom’s jurisdiction within the case and they need to additionally seem earlier than the following listening to to provide their arguments on it.
Sharif and his household are dealing with prices of cash laundering of billions of rupees utilizing accounts operated within the identify of their companies and staff, in line with the FIA.