Cabinet rescinds jail trial of Nawaz Sharif; graft cases to be heard in Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the caretaker federal cabinet rescinded an earlier decision to conduct corruption proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif inside Adiala jail.

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Nawaz was sent to jail last week after his conviction in the Avenfield properties reference following which a notification was issued ordering the trial of the remaining two corruption references against him inside the jail premises.

As the cabinet met under the chair of Interim Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, it took up the matter of reversing the notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice as per the NAB Ordinance.

Thus, the trial of the former imprisoned Prime Minister  in the Al Azizia and Flagship references will take place in the accountability court where it has been under way since last year.

However, in a separate development today the Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir adjourned the hearing in other two corruption references against Nawaz Sharif till July 30th, post elections dated for July 25th.

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