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Supreme Court extends deadline of references against Sharif, till Dec 24

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court extended deadline on Friday for the accountability court to complete hearing of references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for three weeks.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar led a bench in High Court and extended the deadline regarding the deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif cases till December 24.

Chief Justice expressed his annoyance against defence lawyer Khawaja Haris delaying the case.

Hundred stories of Alif Laila would have completed in the time you have taken for the case,” the top judge remarked.

Chief Justice responded to judge in friendly manner and said that, ‘ we heard cases till evening, you would’ve the energy to stay till evening, and I don’t have.’

Chief Justice also warned Nawaz to avoid boycott from the case at this stage.

This is for the eighth time that Supreme Court has given the extension to Accountability Court to wrap up the case against Nawaz.

Accountability court is currently hearing two cases against former Prime minister that are Al-Azizia and Flagship references.

Earlier Supreme Court gave 7th extension in the deadline to accountability court in November to complete the trial against former premier Nawaz Sharif in the two corruption references.

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