SC grants 6 more weeks to conclude 2 references
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Friday asked Accountability Court-II Islamabad to conclude adjudication of Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references filed against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz by November 17.
Resuming the hearing over plea of Judge of the Accountability Court Muhammad Arshad Malik seeking extension for adjudication of both the corruption references against Sharif family, a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar granted opportunity for the sixth time to conclude the references proceedings.
Counsel for Sharif family, Khawaja Haris urged the bench to grant six-week time extension for hearing of the references saying at least the court should accept his request for once. Turning down the plea of the counsel, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar observed the court has always considered Sharif's lawyer point of view profoundly but there is an impression that Khawaja Haris's stance has not been given importance.
Granting five-week time to conclude the proceedings of the references to Judge of the Accountability Court the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar plainly observed that if the Accountability Court failed to meet the deadline then proceedings of the references would be held on all Saturdays and Sundays.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan meeting with a delegation of Senators from formerly FATA areas, here at Prime Minister's Office, Friday. - PID photo