Accountability Court adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship references till Friday (August 3).
Judge Muhammad Bashir postponed the hearing against Nawaz Sharif and his family as Islamabad High Court (IHC) up till not finally decided about the transfer of both cases to another court.
Yesterday, Khawaja Haris, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, urged IHC to transfer Flagship and Al Azizia Reference to another judge. He gave his arguments over the appeal to shift trial of remaining cases to another court. He further added that Accountability Court-I Judge Muhammad Bashir already revealed his intentions by punishing Nawaz and his family in Avenfield Reference.
During the hearing, Justice Aamer Farooq suggested to club appelas against verdict with the appeal to transfer other corruption cases against Nawaz from Judge Muhammad Bashir.
Last month, the Avenfield Reference verdict came against Nawaz Sharif and his family. The Accountability Court sentenced the imprisonment of 10, 7, and 1 year to Nawaz, Maryam, and Captain Safdar (retd) respectively. The court also fined Nawaz Sharif and Maryam 8 million and 2 million Pounds respectively. All three leaders later moved to Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.