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The Supreme Court gave on Wednesday one hour to former premier Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court in the high-stakes Asghar Khan case.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar inquired about Sharif when a three-member bench started hearing the case regarding the implementation of the court verdict. The court was informed that the former premier was not present in the court, to which, the court ordered Sharif to appear before the court in an hour.

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However, renowned politician Javed Hashmi and others, who have been issued notices, are present in the court. Hashmi denied receiving money doled out by two senior army officers and then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan to thwart PPP’s victory in the 1990 elections.

On Tuesday, the court issued notices to as many as 31 political figures including Nawaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi, Jam Mashooq, Ajmal Khan, Afaq Ahmed, Siraj ul Haq, Khursheed Shah, Ghulam Mustafa Khar and others.

The top court has also summoned Abida Hussain, former ISI chief Asad Durrani and Altaf Qureshi to physically appear before the bench and explain the position regarding their role in the case, loitering in the courts for over 20 years.

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