Nawaz hires new legal counsel to represent him in NAB references

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ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif on Thursday hired a new lawyer to represent him in the NAB references after Khawaja Haris recused himself from the case on June 11.

Haris had announced his decision to withdraw from representing Nawaz in the NAB references during the hearing of Al-Azizia reference. Among other reasons for the decision, he had said the Supreme Court ‘dictated on completing the trial within a month’ and asked him to work on the weekends.

Jahangir Jadoon appeared before the accountability court earlier today, during the hearing of the Avenfield reference, to submit the power of attorney on behalf of his client.

Maryam’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz, however, failed to appear before the court.

Judge Muhammad Bashir then gave Pervaiz till June 19 to present his final arguments and adjourned the hearing.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were earlier given an exemption from appearing in court today.

Nawaz, Maryam leave for airport

Nawaz and Maryam left from the former premier’s Jati Umra for the airport on Thursday morning, from where they departed for London.

The PML-N supremo and his daughter will visit Nawaz’s ailing wife Begum Kulsoom, who is receiving medical treatment in London.

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