Sharifs' corruption trial: Court decides to seek another extension in deadline.

ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court hearing the remaining two corruption references against the Sharif family on Tuesday decided to write a letter to the Supreme Court to seek another extension in the deadline to conclude the cases.

Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik heard the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references today. Former premier Nawaz Sharif appeared before the court for the hearing.

As the hearing went under way, a dialogue took place between Judge Malik and Nawaz's counsel Khawaja Haris over the matter of the former premier recording his statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

'Lets record Mian Sb's statement today,' the judge remarked. However, Haris said, 'We should start recording Nawaz's statement from tomorrow.'

'The questions are complex but do not have reservations to that. For the statement, we have to review the entire record and should be given time till tomorrow,' Nawaz's counsel added.

Accepting Haris's request, the judge said, 'Record as much of Nawaz's statement as you can tomorrow.'

'We have to write a letter to the Supreme Court regarding an extension in the deadline of the trial,' Judge Malik further said. We will send Nawaz's record along with the letter, he added.


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