Nawaz Sharif's last request REJECTED

Nawaz Sharif's last request REJECTED

ISLAMABAD - The Accountability Court rejected a last request from Nawaz Sharif to give him more time in the case.

Court on Wednesday reserved verdicts in the remaining two corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The court will announce its verdicts in Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia references against the Sharif family on Monday, December 24

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had concluded its final arguments in the Flagship Investment reference against Nawaz on Tuesday – the third and last reference against the PML-N leader. The NAB had wrapped up its arguments in the Al-Azizia reference earlier this month.

Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik in his remarks said that the court rejected Nawaz's request for more time in the case, as NAB had expressed reservation that granting more time could delay the cases.

The judge, while hearing the concluding arguments in the Flagship reference against Nawaz yesterday, had ordered the parties to give additional arguments on the Supreme Court decision in the references until 1 pm on Wednesday.