ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court adjourned the hearing against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Flagship supplementary refernce filed by National Accountability Bureau on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
After the court allowed Nawaz to skip today’s proceedings, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris completed his cross-examination of witness Abdul Hannan, who had recorded his statements at the last hearing.
The court then adjourned the hearing till 7th March, 2018.
On other hand, the accountability court while hearing the case against former finance minister Ishaq Dar who has not appeared before the court since October and later placed in absconder list by Accountability Court, adjourned the hearing till 12 March, as three more indictments of other accused is expected on March 12.
The accused are National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi.
Ishaq Dar is facing corruption charges in ‘accumulating wealth more disproportionate to income case’.
It is pertinent to mention deadline set by Supreme Court for NAB to finalize references against Sharifs indicted in corruption cases is to end by 7th March, as NAB initiated filing references against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Captain(R) Safar and Ishaq Dar on September 7th.
The apex court in Panama Verdict dated July 28, 2017 gave NAB six months to conclude the cases.