Nawaz appears in court, hearing adjourned till October 3

Court conducting hearing of Al Aziziya and Hill Metal corruption references


News Desk October 02, 2018
Former premier appears before the accountability court. PHOTO; FILE

The accountability court hearing corruption references against members of the Sharif family adjourned the hearing of the Al Aziziya and Hill Metal corruption references till October 3, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court after the court had expressed displeasure on Monday over the deposed premier's absence.

Nawaz returns to political arena after months-long absence

Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik had also warned to cancel Nawaz’s surety bond and issue arrest warrants if the former premier failed to appear before the bench in future hearings.

Judge Malik was further irked when defence counsel Khawaja Haris requested, through his associate Munawwar Iqbal Duggal, for a two-day adjournment of Flagship, Al Aziziya and Hill Metal Establishment reference hearings, owing to health issues.

Accountability court irked at Nawaz's absence

When the judge inquired about Nawaz’s absence, Duggal asserted that the accused was supposed to appear and sought time to probe the matter. Upon his return, Duggal said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo did not appear owing to “genuine confusion”.

 

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