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An Islamabad accountability court on Tuesday dismissed an application filed by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking the postponement of final arguments in the Avenfield reference.

After dismissing the petition, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir asked the prosecution to start their arguments while telling the defence counsel to challenge his order at the appropriate forum if they want to.

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Earlier in the day, Nawaz had moved an application seeking the postponement of the final arguments in the Avenfield reference till the closing of the prosecution’s evidence in the other two cases.

During the course of arguments, Nawaz’s counsel barrister Saad Hashmi had taken the stance that Wajid Zia was the only material witness and the JIT report was the only evidence that the prosecution had.

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