A banking court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on former Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chairman Hussain Lawai’s request for B-class category in jail.

Lawai, who has been arrested in connection to a money laundering case and is under treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) after suffering a heart ailment in prison last month, appeared before the banking court and requested for B-class facilities.

However, the judge remarked, “Why does Lawai need B-class facilities when he is in the hospital and not jail?”

To this, Lawai’s counsel replied that his client is old and is suffering from a heart disease. The lawyer further petitioned that accused Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed are also under treatment at the hospital.

The judge then remarked, “Who gave them [Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani] permission to be admitted to a hospital? We did not give them permission.”He further observed, “No one can be shifted without informing the trial court.”

“Accused are shifted by jail administration on their own,” the judge added.

The case hearing adjourned till September 25.