Nawaz postpones London visit after court denies exemption request: sources | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has postponed his visit to London to tend to his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, after an accountability court rejected his request be exempted in a corruption reference.

Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, and is undergoing treatment in London.

The accountability court hearing corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family rejected on Thursday their request to be exempted from appearance.

Nawaz, daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar had pleaded the court to be exempted from appearance from February 19 to March 5.

The references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship Investment Ltd and Avenfield properties in London. The accountability court hearing corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family rejected on Thursday their request to be exempted from appearance.

Nawaz, daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar had pleaded the court to be exempted from appearance from February 19 to March 5. 

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