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Nawaz’s lawyer requests to transfer NAB references to other court

Nawaz’s lawyer requests to transfer NAB references to other court

ISLAMABAD Lawyer of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday has requested to transfer Al-Azizia Steel Mill and Flagship Investment references to other court.

The hearing was resumed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) after a plea was submitted by Nawaz Sharif.

The petition claimed that all references are not same, so they should be transferred to other court.

Meanwhile, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor has opposed the demand to change the judge of the case.

Earlier, Accountability court had rejected ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking transfer of flagship and Al-Azizia references to another court.

Justice Mohammad Bashir said that Supreme Court (SC) or high court is authorized to transfer any case.

Previously, former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.

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