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Sharif again appears before court in remaining 2 graft cases

Islamabad, Aug 28: Pakistan's imprisoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday again appeared
before an anti-corruption court in the remaining two graft cases against him and his family, a media report
The 68-year-old PML-N leader appeared before the court as accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad
Malik resumed hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment cases, Geo news reported.
Sharif's counsel Khawaja Harris cross-questioned Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and
prosecution's witness Wajid Zia, the report said.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered the accountability court to conclude the remaining two corruption
cases against deposed prime minister Sharif and his family within the next six weeks.
Judge Malik had submitted a written request to the Supreme Court seeking an extension to conclude the Al-
Azizia and Flagship Investment cases.
The court also directed accountability judge Malik to submit a progress report of the case to the apex court
on a weekly basis.
Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, 54, are already
serving jail terms of 10-years, seven years and one year respectively in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, after the
accountability court convicted them on July 6 over the family's ownership of four luxury flats in London
through illegal means.
The pending corruption cases against Sharif and his two sons were transferred by the Islamabad High Court
on August 7 on the application of Sharif to another accountability court headed by judge Malik.
Three corruption cases were filed against Sharif and family last year following a decision by Supreme Court
on July 28 of the same year.
Apart from Sharif, his two sons -Hassan and Hussian – are also co-accused in all the three corruption cases.
The court has declared Sharif's sons as absconders due to their persistent failure to appear before it. They
have been blacklisted, barring them from travelling on their Pakistani passports.