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Extended deadline in NAB cases hearing to hit party: Nawaz

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Former and Muslim League's (PML-N) founder claimed that the extended deadline by the for the completion of proceedings against him would badly affect his party performance in the July 25

This is in reference to the trial in Avenfield properties, and Al-Azizia Steel Mills, that Sharif is facing.

Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases filed by the (NAB).

While appearing before the accountability court, Sharif complained that the trial was being conducted at an unprecedentedly fast pace, to which of the accountability court responded saying that the deadlines for disposal of cases are already set.

"I want this case should conclude as early as possible since I am also suffering. If the of wants to regulate this case, he may transfer it before his own bench to give a verdict to hang me or send me to jail," Dawn quoted the ousted as saying.

He claimed that no is willing to take his case after Sharif's on Monday terminated his to Nawaz and his family in corruption cases, citing inability to appear before accountability court on weekends.

Haris also stated that the had dictated on completing the trial within a month, which was not possible.

When Sharif said that finding a new on such a short notice isn't easy, Bashir explained Sharif that he had not accepted Haris' application for the withdrawal of vakalatnama and he could still convince his lawyer to take back the case.

With the ongoing hindrances regarding the issue, the court put off the proceedings till Thursday.

Sharif said the Pakistani media couldn't report freely and independently due to certain pressures.

He also questioned the credibility of the upcoming elections on July 25 in such an environment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 15:18 IST
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