Assets case: LHC extends Shehbaz interim bail till July 16
ISLAMABAD-The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday granted one-time exemption from personal appearance to Opposition Leader in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and extended his interim bail in assets beyond means and money laundering case till July 16.
At the start of proceedings, petitioner's counsel Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar submitted that an application had been filed for exemption of Shehbaz Sharif from personal appearance for Tuesday. The bench questioned that why Shehbaz Sharif did not appear whereas now he had been tested negative for COVID-19.
The counsel stated that Shehbaz Sharif had not fully recovered from the virus. He submitted that as per medical experts, a patient was declared recovered if he was tested negative twice.
Responding to the court observation, Azam Nazir Tarar submitted that he would have completed his arguments, had he been sure that the interim bail would be confirmed. He questioned that if the petition was adjourned for three weeks, whether it would cause "an irreversible damage" to the bureau. He pleaded with the court to exempt his client for today and extend interim bail for three weeks. He submitted that he would be satisfied that if the arguments take place in the presence of his client.