ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad accountability court on Monday adjourned hearing two corruption references against the Sharifs till August 1.
Earlier, the hearing was adjourned till July 30 after defence counsel Khawaja Haris boycotted proceedings pending an Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict on transferring both petitions to another court. The corruption references in question are premised on the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments.
In a separate development, the Islamabad chief commissioner on Monday declared former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s suite in the city’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) a sub-jail. A notification on this account was issued after the three-time prime minister was shifted to the facility from Adiala Jail after his health deteriorated.
Doctors requested prison authorities to transfer Sharif to a hospital after her developed serious cardiac complications. Acting on the counsel, the caretaker government immediately directed jail authorities to shift Nawaz to the PIMS cardiac centre. Interim Punjab chief minister Hassan Askari earlier said prison doctors had observed changes in Sharif’s ECG. An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a test that checks the heart’s electrical activity.