Nawaz Sharif faces yet another setback over corruption probe

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Nawaz Sharif faces yet another setback over corruption probe

ISLAMABAD - Former PM Nawaz Sharif faces yet another setback over his corruption charges.

An accountability court on Friday approved an application of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to add the newly received documents on case record during hearing of the Flagship corruption reference against former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif.

The court granted the NAB plea to produce the new documents received under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) after defence counsel Khawaja Haris and NAB Prosecutor completed their arguments on the matter.

The NAB had earlier filed an application in the court that it has received details under the MLA and pleaded to make it part of the case record.

The defence had opposed the application from NAB during the statement of the investigation officer.

The court also accepted the request of defence lawyer seeking questionnaire to be answered by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference.

The court will provide initially 50 questions to Nawaz Sharif, who will record his statement as an accused in the reference under section 342 on Monday.