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Shahbaz Sharif to remain in NAB’s custody

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An accountability court today (Wednesday) has extended PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand in the Aashiana Housing case till December 6 on National Accountability Bureau’s request.

NAB had asked the court for a 15-day extension in the Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand. Justice Saeed Najam, who was hearing the case, asked NAB how long the PML-N chairman had been in custody.

This cell is located in a narrow corridor with seven cells on each side. This sketch is made by a PML-N parliamentarian,” the PML-N said on Tuesday.

The special prosecutor for NAB, Waris Ali Janjua told the court that Shahbaz had been in custody for 54 days.

During the hearing today, the NAB prosecutor said that they would get Shahbaz’s medical checkup done from Sheikh Zayed Hospital.

However, Shahbaz Sharif insisted he would rather get treatment at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) as they know his medical history.

It is pertinent to mention here that after a series of medical examinations ordered by the court, it has come to light that Shahbaz is suffering from a kidney infection, has a lymph node in his chest and there are chances of the recurrence of cancer.

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While earlier medical reports had deemed Shahbaz fit for NAB’s custody, the column mentioning the fitness for detention has been left blank in the latest medical certificate issued on Tuesday.

The PMLN had alleged earlier that Shahbaz Sharif had been kept in the room where their leader could not even tell if it was the day or night. Interestingly, the medical team now has recommended keeping Shahbaz Sharif in a room where there is proper ventilation through sunlight and air to avoid recurrence of cancer.


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