SC fifth deadline to conclude trial against Nawaz ends today

07 Oct, 2018 9:17 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The fifth deadline to conclude trial against disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption references in six weeks is expiring on Sunday (today).

As per details, the (NAB) court will seek extension period to conclude the trial of Al-Aziza and Flagship corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik will likely submit a request to the Supreme Court seeking more time to conclude trial of Nawaz Sharif.

Earlier on August 26, the Supreme Court directed the Accountability Court to decide the remaining two cases against the Sharif family within six weeks.

Judge Arshad Malik is currently seized with hearing of the corruption cases against the former prime minister. In the Al-Azizia case, the court has so far recorded depositions of all prosecution witnesses and cross-examination of the investigation officer is underway. Nawaz Sharif’s statement would be recorded once the IO’s cross-examination is completed.

Whereas, star witness Wajid Zia, who was head of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT), and the investigation officer are yet to testify in the Flagship reference.

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