Sunday Jun 28, 2020
LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has submitted a request for interim bail to the Lahore High Court (LHC) after he was advised rest for another three weeks.
Shehbaz, the PML-N president, submitted his petition to the LHC in connection with the ongoing money laundering case against him. In addition, he also filed a miscellaneous petition, requesting to be excused from appearance in the next hearing.
According to the petition, interim bail has already been granted by the LHC in the cases of assets beyond means and money-laundering.
The PML-N leader had also submitted bonds worth Rs500,000 following approval. He was supposed to sign the bonds himself, but was unable to do so as he contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Doctors at the Mayo Hospital and Ittefaq Hospital have advised the former Punjab chief minister to rest for another three weeks, with certificates from the facilities attached in the petition.
It was requested in the petition that Shehbaz be given interim bail and be excused from appearing in person for another three weeks and that the time given to him to sign the bail bonds be extended.
A two-member bench of the LHC under Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem was set to hear the case tomorrow — Monday.