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Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Former prime minister and his daughter Maryam left for from Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after he was granted an exemption for a week from appearing in the for corruption references filed against him in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)

The accountability court, hearing corruption references against on Monday, granted him a week long exemption from hearing for a week but rejected Maryam's request for exemption from appearance earlier as she had already received such an exemption from November 15 to December 15, which was still intact.

The Supreme had asked the NAB to file references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on July 28 and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months.

Nawaz is facing three corruption references in the accountability court filed by NAB as per the directions of the apex court.

Sharif will remain in for five days where his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing a treatment for cancer, the Dawn reported.

Kulsoom has undergone three operations for lymphoma recently for which she was diagnosed this year.

She had also won the crucial NA-120 by-poll in Lahore after the seat fell vacant following the disqualification of then prime minister by the Supreme Court in Panama papers case.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 16:50 IST