Nawaz Sharif gets the last extension

Nawaz Sharif gets the last extension

*ISLAMABAD - The Al Azizya Reference against Nawaz Sharif enters the last stage.*

*The Supreme Court on Friday granted an accountability court the last extension, beyond which the Apex Court would take action against the judge.*

*SC granted five more weeks to complete trial against former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption cases.*

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, granted the sixth and last extension in trial period of Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris informed that statement of the accused under Section 342 CrPC is yet to be recorded in one of the two pending references. Whereas, deposition of star witness Wajid Zia has yet not been recorded in the other case.

Zia’s statement usually takes two weeks to complete, he added and pleaded the top court to extend the deadline for disposal of the NAB cases against his client until November 30.

The chief justice, while granting six week’s extension, said this is the last extension for the accountability judge to wind up the trial proceedings. If the matter is not decided within the deadline, the judge would be held responsible, he warned.