Court extends Khawaja Asif’s judicial remand till July 3

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Lahore Accountability Court Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed on Thursday extended the judicial remand of senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khawaja Asif till July 3.

The Accountability Court heard the case about the PML-N leader who was brought to the court from the hospital by the police. The court has ordered the NAB to file the reference against him at the earliest.

On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor to forward his arguments on a bail plea of PML-N MNA Khawaja Asif in assets beyond means case.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Aliya Neelum warned that no further adjournment would be granted and instructed the prosecutor to present the relevant record of the case at the next hearing on June 21. It is pertinent to note that the PML-N leader had filed a bail petition in the LHC on March 27.

Earlier, hearing of the case could be held only once since three division benches constituted to hear his case have dissolved so far. Last time the bench had dissolved after Justice Asjad Javed Ghural had excused himself from hearing the case.