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'Unwell' Nawaz exits accountability court twice in a row.

An accountability court allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to leave the court on Wednesday after being told he was 'unwell'.

The court was hearing the Flagship Investment and the Al Azizia Mills reference cases against the Sharif family.

During the hearing, Nawaz and Maryam appeared before the court but their counsel Khawaja Haris said his client (Nawaz) was unwell and requested he be excused. On hearing this, the court excused Nawaz from appearing before the court.

Accountability court excuses 'unwell' Nawaz

The hearing continued after Nawaz's exit. The court has summoned the prosecution's witnesses to record their statements, three witnesses were unable to record their statement in the last hearing.

Addressing the media outside the court, the deposed premier said, 'We hate the concept of horse trading. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) never participates in any kind of horse trading.' The 'Quaid' of PML-N also said that there should be an investigation into the allegations of horse trading in the Senate elections, and if all the affected political parties form a coalition against it, PML-N will also join it.

On Monday, the accountability court had excused Nawaz for being unwell during the hearing, the former PM left the hearing after being granted permission from the court. Witness Abdul Hanan was questioned by the defence counsel over the verification of his claims.

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Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 7, 2018
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