SC grants 6 more weeks to con­clude 2 ref­er­ences

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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

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