SC extends deadline to conclude Al-Azizia, Flagship references till Nov 17
The Supreme Courtroom on Friday prolonged the deadline for an accountability courtroom to conclude two pending references in opposition to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif till November 17.
The chief justice of Pakistan (CJP), who was heading the three-member SC bench that heard Accountability Choose Arshad Malik’s enchantment, warned that if the Al-Azizia Metal Mills and Flagship Investments references weren’t wrapped up by Nov 17, the accountability courtroom must maintain proceedings on Saturday and Sunday as nicely.
Accountability choose Arshad Malik, who’s listening to the corruption references in opposition to Sharif, had written to the SC, requesting an extension within the deadline set earlier to conclude the instances. The earlier deadline expired on Oct 10.
Throughout at this time’s listening to of Malik’s request, Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, requested the courtroom to grant a six-week extension, nevertheless, his request was turned down by the bench and a five-week extension was granted. Haris requested the courtroom to “hearken to him at the least as soon as”, to which CJP Mian Saqib Nisar replied: “We hearken to you each time, but an impression is created that we do not contemplate your request.”
The CJP additionally warned that the courtroom will take motion in opposition to judges who delay instances and added: “The accountability of judges has began.”
“Motion will likely be taken beneath Article 209 in opposition to judges who take up much less instances,” the chief justice introduced.
In the meantime, within the accountability courtroom, Sharif’s counsel urged the choose to recall the investigation officer within the Al-Azizia case as they wished to ask him some extra questions concerning different witnesses of the case.
The request was granted and the courtroom issued notices to the Nationwide Accountability Bureau.
The listening to of the case was adjourned till October 15.