The court had also set a six-month deadline to complete the cases but later extended it by two months in March and then again by a month in May, which finally ended yesterday.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar rejected Sharif's counsel Khawaja Haris' petition for completing the trial in six weeks, ordering that the final verdict in the case be announced within a month.
He also asked the trial court to proceed on daily basis and conduct hearing even on Saturdays.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his sons -- Hassan and Hussain, daughter -- Maryam, son-in-law -- Safdar, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Accountability Court in Islamabad and Rawalpindi last year.
The political future of Sharif, who leads the country's most powerful political family and his PML-N party, has been hanging in the balance since then. If convicted, he could be jailed.
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