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Panamagate trial in Pakistan adjourned after judge falls ill

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Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the Panamagate case hearing, involving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family, till Monday as a member of the five-judge bench has fallen ill.

The hearing of a string of petitions against the Sharif family for alleged corruption was adjourned as Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh was rushed to the hospital late on Tuesday.

According to sources, the judge was admitted to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology following chest pain and may undergo an angioplasty.

On January 4, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who is heading the apex court’s larger bench, ruled the hearings of the Panamagate case will be conducted daily without any adjournment.

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