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SC Gives Six More Weeks To Conclude Remaining References Against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a six-week extension in the deadline for concluding the remaining two corruption references against incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition of accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik.

Earlier on Friday, Judge Malik had submitted a written request to the Supreme Court seeking an extension to conclude the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references.

As the hearing went under way, the CJP asked to be briefed on the background of the case. “Till date I have not taken interest in this case or what the issue is,” he stated.

Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Harris briefed the chief justice and requested the top court to give the accountability court till December 15 to conclude the remaining two references.

However, the chief justice observed, “We cannot grant such a long extension.”

“We do not want to interfere in the accountability court’s trial,” Justice Nisar remarked and granted a six-week extension in the deadline.

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