Islamabad: The Accountability Court on Wednesday reserved verdict in Flagship Investment and Al-Aziziya references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The verdict is to be announced on December 24. “Is this my last appearance in court,” Nawaz Sharif asked from the accountability court judge. He said this is his 78th appearance in the court but not a single penny corruption could be proved.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer submitted a plea to give another one week time to his client as he has to submit additional documents regarding his son Hassan Nawaz’s property details.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor opposed the plea and stated “these are delaying tactics by the accused.”
AC judge Arshad Malik rejected Nawaz Sharif’s plea and reserved verdict on NAB references till December 24. The court told Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris that he can still submit the documents in the court by Friday.
In his final argument, Haris told the judge that “Nawaz Sharif has never admitted that he received a salary from Capital FZE.” He stated that his client’s status in the said company was ‘honourary.’