Court adjourns Al-Azizia, Flagship hearing till Wednesday
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references till Wednesday and summoned former premier Nawaz Sharif on next hearing.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik presided over the hearing in the federal capital.
The former premier was brought to the court from Adiala jail amid stringent security with vehicles carrying jammers and ambulance included in his security convoy. Security personnel were deployed in and outside the court to avoid any untoward incident.
While adjourning the hearing till Wednesday, the judge summoned Sharif and Wajid Zia, head of the Panama joint investigation team (JIT), on next hearing.
On Aug 7, a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb, allowed transfer of the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references to another accountability court.
The deposed premier’s counsel had filed a petition requesting the court to transfer both the references from the accountability court of Muhammad Bashir to another accountability court.
Nawaz Sharif was arrested on July 13 along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif when the duo returned to the country. The arrest was in compliance with July 6 court order, convicting them in the Avenfield properties reference.