Al-Azizia hearing Adjourned Till July 17

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Islamabad: The NAB court on Thursday rejected the petition to transfer the Al-Azizia corruption reference against the Sharif family from Judge Muhammad Bashir’s court.

The hearing went underway after Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi appeared in the accountability court.

The defence counsel asked for more time to present a copy of the apex court’s order for an extension in wrapping up the corruption references against Nawaz and former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

NAB prosecutor said that the Supreme Court’s extension order was yet to be received. To this, the judge asked what the apex court’s order entailed. Abbasi responded that a six-week extension had been granted to the anti-graft body to wrap up the corruption references. The judge remarked that it was yet to be seen what Supreme Court order said.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till July 17.

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