Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris withdraws from the Al-Azizia Reference

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Khawaja Haris, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, said that he cannot represent Nawaz as Accountability Court is involved in record tampering.

Al-Azizia reference hearing was held in Accountability Court on August 30 (today). According to media reports, Khawaja Haris left the court during hearing. He said that he is a court officer and will not allow court to do record tampering. He further added that he will inform Nawaz Sharif to arrange another lawyer.

On Monday, Supreme Court ordered Accountability Court to decide Flagship and Al-Aziziz references within six weeks.


A three member bench headed by CJP Saqib Nisar, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, and Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the Accountability Court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik’s petition. Earlier, Judge Malik requested Supreme Court to give extension for concluding remaining cases against Sharifs.

Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris informed the Supreme Court and asked for the extension till December 15 to finish up the remaining two cases.

However, CJP Saqib Nisar said that they cannot grant such long extension. He further added that they do not want to interfere in the trial by Accountability Court. He later granted a six week extension.

Also Read: SC gives six week extension to conclude remaining cases against Sharifs

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