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An accountability court on Tuesday granted a four-day exemption to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from attending the hearing of corruption cases filed against them by the anti-graft watchdog.

Sharif along with his daughter is in London due to the critical condition of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz who has been on life-support machines in an intensive care unit of a London hospital after she suffered a heart attack a few days back.

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He submitted an application through his counsel seeking exemption from personal appearance for seven days.

Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir, however, granted them an exemption for four days.

Earlier, Khawaja Haris, the former premier’s lawyer, moved an application in an accountability court requesting it to quash his earlier application through which he sought to recuse himself from representing the erstwhile PM in three corruption references.

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