SC directed NAB court to complete trial of references against Sharifs in six weeks

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday has directed the Accountability Court to complete trial of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Flagship Investments and Al-Azizia references against the Sharif family members in six weeks.

The hearing was carried out by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar during which, the lawyer of ousted convicted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Khawaja Harris plead to extend the duration of the cases for three months.

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However, the apex court of the country rejected his appeal and ordered to conclude the cases in six weeks.

On the other hand, an anti-corruption court has deferred the hearing of corruption references for an hour due to unavailability of Khawaja Harris as he is busy in Supreme Court.

It is pertinent to mention here that the cases against Sharif family members were stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.

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