ISLAMABAD – The NAB cases against Sharif family are likely to be prolonged for another two to three months as Accountability court on Tuesday has submitted a plea seeking extension in trial duration of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against Sharif family in Supreme Court (SC).
NAB judge Justice Mohammad Bashir has said that the matter of 342 statement will be reviewed after the decision of top court.
Earlier, SC had extended the deadline for accountability court to complete its probe into references against Sharif family for two more months.
During the hearing, NAB prosecutor Imran-ul-Haq had assured the court that two months will be enough for references of Sharif family.
It is to be mentioned here that Justice Muhammad Bashir role as the accountability judge was also extended for another three years after President Mamnoon Hussain’s approval.
“In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 (g) and (h) of National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been pleased to appoint Mr. Muhammad Bashir, District and Sessions Judge (BS 21) as a Judge Accountability Court-I, Islamabad in his own pay and scale on deputation basis for further period of three years w.e.f. 10-03-2018 to 12.03.2021 or until further order, whichever is earlier,” states a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice.