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An accountability court on Wednesday resumed hearing into Flagship Reference against the former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Elder Sharif was present in the court of Judge, Arshad Malik, who is hearing Flagship and Al Azizia references against him [Nawaz].

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The reference has entered the indecisive phase after prosecution witness, the Panama JIT Head, Wajid Zia, completed his testimony in the reference. The court has already closed evidence in the Al-Azizia reference and in the next stage former premier will come to record his statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code after which the prosecution, as well as the defence counsel, will begin their final arguments.

The defence counsel and the prosecutors hope that the proceedings in both Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references would be wrapped up before the Supreme Court’s deadline of Nov 17.

On Tuesday’s hearing, former minister of PML-N, Daniyal Aziz was asked to leave the courtroom by the Judge, Arshad Malik for shaking hands during an ongoing hearing of the reference.

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