Nawaz Sharif gets big relief from Islamabad High Court

Nawaz Sharif gets big relief from Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD - Nawaz Sharif 's application seeking transfer of pending corruption references has been approved by the Islamabad High Court.

IHC approved former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons cases to other court.

A division bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan, issued the short order they had reserved earlier today.

During the course of hearings, the deposed premier’s counsel Khawaja Haris had argued that the references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif family members had a common witness a i.e. JIT head Wajid Zia, while the presiding judge of the accountability court, Judge Muhammad Bashir, had already disclosed his opinion on crucial aspects in all three references.

Haris maintained that the judge had decided on 12 questions of fact in the July 6 judgment in Avenfield Apartment references – which were common in the remaining two references; Al Azizia and Hill Metal Establishment and Flagship and other companies. He requested the court to transfer the cases to a judge who can view the facts and propositions of law with a fresh perspective.

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