LAHORE: Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry, a senior judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Thursday excused himself from hearing the assets beyond known sources of income case against National Assembly Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif, citing his relationship with defense attorney Azam Nazir Tarar.
The judge, before requesting for the transfer of the case to another judge, extended the interim bail granted to Shehbaz in the case, till Aug 17.
During the hearing, Sharif claimed in the court that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was issuing him summons without having any questions to ask of him. He said that he had risked his illness to return to Pakistan from London and braved court appearances and graft inquiries.
Earlier, stringent security measures were in place when the former Punjab chief minister arrived at the high court to attend his bail hearing. In the previous hearing of the case, the LHC had extended Shehbaz’s bail till July 23.