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Ex-prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida on Monday appeared before Lahore High Court (LHC) in the high treason case against them.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Naqvi conducted a hearing of the case.

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During the proceedings, the court has ordered to withdraw arrest warrants of Almeida and also directed authorities concerned to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Meanwhile, all three respondents were ordered to submit their written replies in the case.

Moreover, the hearing has been adjourned till October 22.

Earlier this year, disqualified in Panama case Nawaz Sharif’s statement about the Mumbai attacks during an interview with Dawn’s Cyril Almeida sparked a controversy across the country.

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