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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that he has sought time from the court to hire a new lawyer after advocate Khawaja Haris withdrew from representing him in the accountability court.

He said that Khawaja Haris has recused himself from representing him in NAB court after the court compelled him to appear before the court even on Sundays.

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“No lawyer in the history has ever been compelled to appear before the court on daily basis and even on Sundays,” the former PM said, addressing a press conference on Monday. “Today, I was told to hire a new lawyer.”

He said the Chief Justice has ordered to announce a verdict in my case within a month.

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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