SC extends deadline for completion of trial in NAB cases against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has extended deadline for completion of trial in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases against ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.
According to details, accountability court judge Justice Mohammad Arshad Malik wrote a letter to the top court and requested for extension.
The time period to complete the cases has been extended for the seventh time.
Earlier on October 12, SC had granted accountability court an extension in deadline to conclude trials in Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references against Sharif family till November 17.
It is worth mentioning here that the cases against Nawaz family stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property allegedly owned by them in London.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison for ten years, seven years and one year respectively in Avenfield verdict. However, the convictions were suspended by Islamabad High Court and they were released from Adiala jail till final decision.
Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the general elections 2018, were also disqualified from contesting the polls for 10 years each.


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