An accountability court here in Rawalpindi adjourned the hearing of a NAB application seeking revival of three corruption references against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and members of his family until Oct 10.
Saturday’s proceedings over the NAB chief’s application were carried out in the accountability court of judge Chaudhry Abdul Haq.
During the proceedings, an assistant of Khawaja Harris Ahmed, a senior counsel for Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, apprised the court that a hearing over the quashing of an FIR over the references was to be held at the LHC’s Rawalpindi bench on Oct 1.
The counsel’s assistant requested the judge to postpone the hearing until the said date.
The judge subsequently adjourned the case’s hearing to Oct 10.
Earlier on Sept 15, the same court had stopped its proceedings on the corruption references after the Sharifs’ counsel submitted a restraining order of the Lahore High Court to it.
Barrister Maqsooma Bokhari, representing the Sharif family, had informed the court that a division bench of the LHC had in its order restrained the accountability court from proceeding till the matter was adjudicated by it.
In October last year, the LHC acting on a petition by the Sharifs had stopped the federal government from going ahead with the matter. The order, however, had not issued any such directive for the accountability court at the time. NNI