ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family has made new revelations in the case as Judge has decided to announce judgement in all three case together.
He has observed today that it would give a verdict on all three cases together.
The observation came as the court resumed hearing the Avenfield properties reference after the last prosecution witness concluded his testimony yesterday.
Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar had been granted exemption from appearing in court today.
As the hearing went under way, the prosecution asked for a short recess as NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi was not present in court since he was consulting the prosecutor general on their stance.
When the hearing resumed, the prosecution pleaded the court to record the statements of the accused but the defence counsel opposed the plea.
Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris argued that the statements of Wajid Zia, who headed the Panama case joint investigation team, should be recorded in the other two references.
Haris pleaded the court to accept his request, saying will the judge do what NAB says only.
The court agreed with the arguments and rejected the prosecution’s plea.
During the hearing, Haris stated that the Supreme Court should give three more months for the completion of trial.