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CSM Case: AC Orders Nawaz, Maryam to Appear before Court in Next Hearing

LAHORE: The accountability court in Lahore on Friday ordered former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz to appear before the court in the next hearing of Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case.

The AC judge Ameer Muhammad Khan conducted the hearing. PML-N vice president Maryam and his husband Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar appeared before the court while Nawaz Sharif submitted an application for exemption from court over health issues.

During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) counsel opposed Nawaz’s request for exemption, saying that even a medical certificate has not been attached with the application.

To this, Nawaz’s lawyer said the prosecution opposed request for exemption but he didn’t tell that when the bureau would file the reference in the case.

During the proceedings, Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan asked Maryam Nawaz’s counsel, Amjad Pervaiz, about his client’s surety bonds.

To this, Amjad Pervaiz informed the court that the surety bonds have been given to the court and the original copy is with the court as well.

The judge asked the NAB prosecutor when the reference would be filed against the accused.

To this, the prosecution lawyer replied that Chaudhry Sugars Mills’ reference will be filed soon.

Later, the court exempted PML-N supremo from appearing before the court and extended Yousuf Abbas’ remand by 14 days.