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Wednesday May 15 2019

Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer Ashtar Ausaf faints in Supreme Court

Ashtar Ausaf. Photo: File  

ISLAMABAD: Ashtar Ausaf, the lawyer for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday fainted during proceedings in the Supreme Court.

Ashtar Ausaf fainted during arguments in the case pertaining to the bail cancellation of Shehbaz Sharif. The hearing was stopped and a doctor was called to provide treatment to Ausaf.

Dr Yasir from the Supreme Court examined Ashtar Ausaf following which an ambulance was called and he was transferred to a nearby hospital.

Justice Azmat Saeed who was hearing the case inquired about Ausaf’s health and later adjourned all cases being heard in Court No 2. The contempt of court case against Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid was also adjourned.

Ashtar Ausaf had severed as the Attorney General of Pakistan in the PML-N government and had been removed from the post last year.