Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris urged Islamabad High Court (IHC) to change the judge for remaining corruption cases.
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.
However, the IHC decided to club appeals filed by Sharif family against Avenfield verdict with Nawaz’s appeal to transfer Flagship and Al Azizia Reference to another judge.
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.
Avenfield Reference Verdict
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.