Ashiana scandal: Shehbaz Sharif seeks exemption from court appearance


LAHORE (9Newshd): Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has on Wednesday filed a petition in an accountability court in Lahore seeking exemption from appearance in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing reference.

Incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, who had become an approver in the case, and other suspects were produced before the court by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Previous hearing

“This case is wastage of time as our [PML-N’s] government had caught this fraud [related to the housing scheme],” Shehbaz Sharif had said during the previous hearing.

Contrarily, the anti-graft agency prosecutor had pleaded with the court to proceed with the case as “Shehbaz Sharif has been wasting the court’s time.” For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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