The accountability court here on Thursday discarded a plea filed by Sharifs, seeking an exemption from personal appearance before the court.

Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir conducted the trial in three corruption references, namely Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship Investments and Avenfield, against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law MNA Capt (Retd) Muhammad Safdar.

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During the court proceedings today, Sharif’s counsel pleaded the judge to grant his client a permission to visit his ailing wife in London by exempting the three from personal appearance before the court from February 19 to March 5.

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