LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday gave prime accused Maryam Nawaz Sharif, her father Nawaz Sharif and cousin Yousaf Abbas Sharif exemption from physical court appearances in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case.
According to details, the exemption has been granted till a formal reference is submitted against the accused by the anti-graft body investigating the case.
The court has said that the accused will be called to court after the reference is submitted.
Sharif family’s lawyer said that all three suspects in the case had received bails from the high court.
The Sharif family has been accused of using CSM for money-laundering and illegal transfer of its shares.
According to NAB, the family took a $15 million loan on the pretext to set up the mill despite the fact that it had already been established before the loan was acquired.
The NAB maintains that more than Rs7 million worth of shares were transferred to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz in 2008 through mill’s shares, which were later transferred to her cousin Yousaf Abbas Sharif in 2010.