After Chief Justice’s one-month deadline, Nawaz’s lawyer gone

Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, withdrew from representing him in the NAB references against his family on Monday.

On Sunday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the NAB court to wind up the hearings of all three corruption references against the Sharif family in a month. The Supreme Court rejected the plea of Khawaja Haris, who asked for six weeks to complete the trial.

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A day later, Haris withdrew from representing the former PM in the cases. He appeared before the accountability court on Monday along with Mr. Sharif.

He said that the top court had ordered the accountability court to decide the cases in one month. According to him, the court cannot do justice with the cases under this kind of pressure.

He wrote to the accountability court that the Supreme Court rejected his plea for six weeks and gave the ‘dictation’ to decide the case in a month. He said that it is not possible for him to work in the given conditions when the court plans on hearing the cases on Saturdays and Sundays as well.

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