ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons till August 9, on Tuesday.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned hearing of two NAB references without further proceeding due to a plea under hearing in Islamabad High Court about the two references.
Convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has in a plea to the high court has requested for transfer of the Al-Azizia and Flagship references to another accountability court.
The court will resume hearing of the former prime minister’s plea.
Deposed premier’s counsel had filed a petition requesting the court to transfer Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references from Judge Muhammad Bashir’s Accountability Court-I to another accountability court.
In the hearing on Monday, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that former prime minister’s petition of trial transfer to another accountability court could not be entertained because if an accused has been indicted by a court then the trial cannot be transferred to another judge.
“The reference is in its last stages henceforth the high court will have to decide on this matter now,” the NAB counsel argued. INP