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Accountability court judge recuses himself from hearing references against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Justice Mohammad Bashir, the accountability court judge who sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members in the Avenfield case, has recused himself from hearing the other two corruption references against the Sharif family, sources told ARY News on Monday.  According to sources, the judge has written a letter to Islamabad High Court (IHC) recusing himself from hearing Al-Azizia and Flagship references against Nawaz Sharif and his family. The judge maintained that the repsondent's (Nawaz Sharif)…

Haris refrains to cross-examine Wajid Zia in absence of trial judge  

ISLAMABAD: Defense counsel Khawaja Haris refrained from cross examining Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajiz Zia in Al-Azizia case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members, on Wednesday, citing the absence of accountability court’s judge Muhammad Bashir from the hearing today. Judge Malik Arshad was hearing the case in place of judge Muhammad Bashir who is on leave to write the decision in Avenfield reference-another graft case against Sharifs. At the outset of the case hearing, Khawaja…

Accountability Judge hearing references against Sharifs gets extension

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday approved a summary, requesting for three-year extension of Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir’s tenure. Judge Muhammad Bashir has been conducting the graft proceedings of the references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members, besides a reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar since September last year in compliance to July 28 verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to a notification…

Accountability judge hearing references against Sharifs to get extension, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The law secretary on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that a summary has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat with regard to extension of Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir’s tenure. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the notice of government’s failure to extend the tenure of the judge, who is hearing the graft references against former PM Nawaz Sharif and his family members in the accountability court. Judge Bashir has been conducting the graft…