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Al-Azizia and Flagship references

Al-Azizia reference adjourned without any proceeding

ISLAMABAD: Accountability judge Arshad Malik, in an enraged state, adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia reference against Nawaz Sharif and others without any proceeding, owing to the absence of defense counsel Khawaja Haris, who is reportedly unwell. As an accountability court took up the hearing of graft reference against the Sharif family, the judge received an application from Nawaz Sharif's lawyer, stating that he was unwell and unable to appear before the court. Judge Arshad Malik remarked on the request that a…

NAB requests arrest warrants for Nawaz over no-show in court

ISLAMABAD: Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his legal counsel Khawaja Haris skipped the hearing on Monday without notifying accountability court judge Arshad Malik who is supervising the hearing of Flagship reference against the Sharif family. During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that neither an exemption plea was submitted by the accused, hence non-bailable arrest warrants should be issued for Nawaz on his no-show today. On the onset of hearing, the assistant lawyer of Nawaz's…

Al-Azizia case: Testimony of all prosecution witnesses concludes

ISLAMABAD: The testimonies of all prosecution witnesses in Al-Azizia reference against the Sharif family completed on Friday with the statement of investigation officer Mehboob Alam. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik was presiding over the court proceeding of graft references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family in Islamabad. The court started recording of the statement of investigation officer Mehboob Alam a day earlier, which was concluded in the hearing today. The accountability court has now directed…

Nawaz heads back to Lahore after Al-Azizia case hearing

ISLAMABAD: Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif left for his home to Lahore after appearing before an accountability court here in Islamabad on Thursday.  Accountability court Judge Arshad Malik was hearing the graft references, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flaghship Investment, against the Sharif family. As the hearing went underway, Ayesha Hamid, assistant lawyer of Khawaja Haris, got her reservations drafted on the recorded statements of investigation officer Mehboob Alam. Nawaz appeared before the court as his three-day…

Al-Azizia case: 17-day long cross-examination of Wajid Zia concludes

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif's legal counsel Khawaja Haris concluded his 17-day long cross-examination on prosecution's star witness Wajid Zia on Tuesday.  An accountability judge Arshad Malik was hearing the graft references of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment against the Sharif family. Investigation officer Mehboob Aalm will appear before the accountability court on Thursday to record his statement. A day earlier, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was granted three-day exemption from personal appearance during…

Al-Azizia reference hearing adjourned until Sep 17

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship references until September 17. Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik was presiding over the case as the defense counsel Khawaja Haris cross-examined Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia and questioned "whether volume 10 of the JIT report was sealed when it was submitted to the Supreme Court." To which, the prosecution's star witness responded that it was not sealed. Nawaz's legal counsel submitted a…

AC judge adjourns Al-Azizia case hearing owing to Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia reference without any proceedings, citing the death of former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.  "It is not appropriate to carry out proceedings today; Kulsoom Nawaz was a great personality," the judge observed. The hearing of the graft case against former premier Nawaz Sharif commenced on its scheduled time under the supervision of judge Muhammad Arshad Malik. Nawaz's legal counsel Khawaja Haris appeared before the court to…

Petitions seeking to annul Sharifs’ sentences in Avenfield verdict rejected

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed the petitions filed against the conviction of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (Retd) Safdar in Avenfield properties case.  Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar had appealed against their sentences in the high court. The petitioners had also requested the court to declare the NAB ordinance null and void. However, after listening to the arguments from the petitioners and National Accountability Bureau's counsels, LHC…

Jail authorities refuse to present Nawaz before court tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The authorities of Adiala Jail informed an accountability court on Thursday that they can not present incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif before the court tomorrow due to security risk. “Rallies and sit-ins are scheduled for tomorrow which is why we cannot bring Nawaz Sharif to court tomorrow,” the jail authorities told the court. Under the supervision of accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik, the hearing of the Al-Azizia and Flagship cases against the Sharif family was resumed. During…

Nawaz produced before court in Al-Azizia, Flagship references

ISLAMABAD: Imprisoned former premier Nawaz Sharif was produced before an accountability court in Islamabad, on Monday, for the hearing of remaining two corruption cases against him and his family. Accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik is hearing Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. Nawaz Sharif was transported to the court from Adiala jail amid tight security. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday extended the deadline, to conclude remaining graft cases against Sharifs, for six more weeks.…