Ashiana case: Shehbaz Sharif granted exemption from private look

Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday filed an utility earlier than an accountability court docket looking for exemption from private look in at this time’s listening to of the Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing scheme case.

Former Principal Secretary to Premier Fawad Hassan Fawad, former Lahore Growth Authority (LDA) director basic Ahad Cheema and different accused appeared within the court docket because it resumed the listening to of the case.

The PML-N president’s lawyer instructed the decide that his shopper is busy within the ongoing finances session of the Nationwide Meeting in Islamabad and demanded that he be granted exemption from private look in at this time’s listening to.

The court docket accepted the opposition chief’s plea and adjourned the listening to till July 8.

Presently, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif is dealing with two corruption references subject by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau.

Within the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme case, he’s dealing with costs of misusing his authority to illegally concern directives for cancellation of a contract with regard to the housing mission in 2014, inflicting Rs715m loss to the exchequer.