LHC to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea in assets case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has fixed the hearing date of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea in assets beyond means case.
A two-member bench of the LHC comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem will hear the PML-N President’s exemption plea. His test for coronavirus had come negative; however, he has sought exemption from appearance in the court.
During the previous hearing, LHC ordered Shehbaz Sharif to once again get tested for coronavirus from the Institute of Public Health, Lahore. The court also instructed the director of the institute to submit a report of the Shehbaz Sharif’s coronavirus test in the court.

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On Sunday, in a statement, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that with the grace of God Almighty and prayers of the nation, Shehbaz Sharif’s coronavirus test has come out negative.
However, she added that the doctors have instructed Sharif to get his anti-bodies test done in three weeks and follow strict precautionary measures until the test results are out. Sharif had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on 11th June, after which he had quarantined himself at his home.
He was among several top leaders of the PML-N who had tested positive for the virus, including former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Marriyum Aurangzeb herself.
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