Assets case: Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea approved

Assets Case, LHC, Shehbaz Sharif
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday granted exemption from appearance to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif, extending his interim bail in assets beyond means case till July 16.

According to details, a two-member bench of the Lahore High Court comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem heard PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif's exemption plea.

Shahbaz Sharif tested negative for coronavirus, however, he sought exemption from attendance in court.

Previously, Lahore High Court (LHC), while extending bail of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif till July 7 in assets beyond means case, ordered him to again get tested for coronavirus from Institute of Public Health.

The court also instructed the director of the institute to submit report of opposition leader’s coronavirus test in the court.

On Sunday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has tested negative for coronavirus.

Doctors have instructed him to take antibody test after 3 weeks, advising him to take strict precautionary measures until result of antibody test.

Shehbaz Sharif had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 and went into self-isolation at his home.