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Sharif to be produced in Pak court on Monday for remaining 2 graft cases

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A top today ordered authorities to produce jailed former Sharif on Monday in connection with two other corruption cases against him spiralling from the leak.

The accountability court of held the first hearing of the two graft cases - the Flagship Investment case and the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and the Hill Metal Establishment case - against Sharif after (IHC) this week accepted his plea to transfer them to another

Three corruption cases were filed against Sharif and family last year.

Sharif, 68, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and his Capt (retd) are already serving jail terms of 10-years, seven years and one year respectively in in Rawalpindi, after an accountability court convicted them on July 6 over the family's ownership of four luxury flats in

Sharif launched an appeal against the conviction in the IHC on July 16. On the same day he filed an application to transfer the remaining two cases to another court.

The IHC this week approved the application seeking transfer of pending corruption cases against Sharif and his two sons to another accountability court headed by Malik.

As judge Malik resumed hearing today he asked the prosecution about the presence of Sharif and was told by the (NAB) that he was in jail and was not brought to the court due to security reasons.

The judge adjourned the hearing till Monday and ordered that Sharif should be produced for the hearing.

Apart from Sharif, his two sons Hassan and Hussian are also co-accused on all three cases.

The court has already declared the two sons as absconders due to their persistent failure to appear before the court. They have been blacklisted by the authorities, barring them from travelling on their Pakistani passports.

Separately, the IHC will take up the hearing of the appeals of Sharif, his daughter and against their conviction in the Avenfield properties corruption case on Monday.

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

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:50 IST
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