An accountability court released former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in a money laundering case for medical reasons and, according to media reports, has adjourned the hearing until February 28 today.
The 69-year-old Supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is being treated in London for a coronary artery disease.
Mr. Sharif appealed to the court to extend the exemption from appearing in court against him in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, according to Pakistan's Dawn report.
The court granted Mr Sharif's application and adjourned the hearing until 28 February.
Nawaz Sharif was bailed by the Lahore Supreme Court on November 4 last year for humanitarian reasons. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has accused Sharif of being a direct beneficiary of Chaudhry Sugar Mills and his daughter Maryam, who was arrested in connection with the August case, along with their cousin Yousuf Abbas, over 12 million shares in the sugar mill.
Mr. Sharif traveled to London in an ambulance on November 19 to seek medical treatment. His lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, said the court had been given a new medical certificate on the health of the former prime minister, the Pakistani Express Tribune reported.
"Nawaz Sharif is under clinical supervision," said Pervaiz, quoting the medical certificate presented by Nawaz & # 39; consultant in London.
"He (Nawaz) will undergo a medical exam scheduled to take place in the last week of February," he was quoted by The Express Tribune.
Mr. Pervaiz said that Nawaz 'doctor believes that he is not suitable for traveling to Pakistan.
"Nawaz Sharif will be brought to justice if he recovers," he said.
In this case, the pre-trial detention of Nawaz Sharif's nephew Yousaf Abbas was extended until February 28, while Maryam, who was on bail, was released from personal appearance pending submission by the NAB.