SC asks judge to complete Sharifs’ trial in two more corruption references in six-weeks


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday give six-week time to the Accountability Court judge for completing trial of the Sharif family in two more corruption references.Judge Bashir Ahmed on Friday handed down verdict in Avenfield Reference, sentencing Nawaz Sharif to 10 years, Mayram Nawaz seven years and Captain Safdar one year imprisonment.The judge, who was directed by the Suprme Court on June10 to decide the three corruption references till July 10, filed an application for extension.Taking up his plea for hearing, a division bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked him to complete trial of Sharifs and former finance minister Ishaq Dar withing six weeks.The Accountability Court has yet to decide Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references filed against the Sharif family under Supreme Court orders in the light of apex court’s ruling in Panama Papers case.Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris was also present in the court during the hearing.The references were filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). …read more

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