ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Friday has granted accountability court an extension in deadline to conclude trials in Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references against Sharif family till November 17.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the extension plea of accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik.
The time period to complete the cases has been extended for the sixth time.
It is worth mentioning here that the cases against Nawaz family stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property allegedly owned by them in London.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar wereconvicted and sentenced to prison for ten years, seven years and one year respectively in Avenfield verdict. However, the convictions were suspended by Islamabad High Court and they were released from Adiala jail till final decision.
Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the general elections 2018, were also disqualified from contesting the polls for 10 years each.