SC re­jects Shar­ifs ap­peal to ex­tend cor­rup­tion trial un­til Nov 30

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IS­LAM­ABAD: The Supreme Court of Pak­istan (SCP) on Fri­day re­jected Nawaz Sharif’s coun­sel re­quest for an­other six weeks ex­ten­sion in the trial and di­rected to con­clude the trial till Novem­ber 17.

The top court di­rected the three-time prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif’s coun­sel to con­clude ref­er­ences filed by the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bu­reau (NAB) till Novem­ber 17.

Ear­lier, Nawaz Sharif’s Coun­sel Khawaja Haris had writ­ten an ap­pli­ca­tion re­quest­ing for the ex­ten­sion in the trial of for­mer prime min­is­ter and his sons in Al Az­izia and Flag­ship cor­rup­tion ref­er­ences.

A three-mem­ber bench, headed by Supreme Court Chief Jus­tice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the case per­tain­ing to the Sharif fam­ily ap­peal to ex­tend hear­ing of the cor­rup­tion ref­er­ence cases.

De­fense coun­sel Khawaja Haris, dur­ing the hear­ing, briefed the top court judges’ bench on the pro­ceed­ings in the case and prayed upon the top court to ex­tend the trial un­til Novem­ber 30. How­ever, the bench granted a five­week ex­ten­sion and also warned of the strict con­se­quences if the cases were not con­cluded dur­ing the given time-frame.

Jus­tice Saqib Nisar re­marked this is the case which cre­ated con­flict be­tween two broth­ers, ask­ing do you know who these two broth­ers are. They want early de­ci­sion of the case so that you can get early men­tal re­lief.

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