Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday adjourned till August 1 the hearing against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in connection with the Al Azizia and Flagship corruption cases.
Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir, inquired about the presence of Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris. His colleague then informed the court that the counsel is on his way, the Geo TV reported here.
Later, the court asked when the Islamabad High Court will hear the Avenfield verdict against the Sharif’s family. The secondary counsel said their appeals would be heard on Tuesday.
The court then decided to briefly adjourn the hearing to allow Nawaz’s counsel to appear in court before he takes matters forward.
After the recess, Judge Bashir observed that he would wait for the High Court’s directions tomorrow and adjourned the hearing till August 1.
The trial against the Sharif family had commenced on September 14, 2017 after NAB filed the Avenfield, Al Azizia and Flagship references.
Nawaz was sent to jail for 11 years in prison and slapped a Rs 1.3 billion fine while Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a Rs 335 million. Moreover, Maryam’s husband, Capt (retd) Safdar, was sentenced to one year in prison.
Nawaz and his sons, Hussain and Hasan, are accused in all three references whereas Maryam and Safdar were accused in the Avenfield reference only.