Flagship reference: NAB requests arrest warrants for Nawaz over no-show in court
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his legal counsel Khawaja Haris were failed to appear before the court on Monday without notifying accountability court, hearing of Flagship reference against the Sharif family.
As the hearing underway, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that neither an exemption petition was submitted by the accused, hence non-bailable arrest warrants should be issued for Nawaz on his no-show today.
In the reply, the assistant lawyer of Nawaz’s counsel informed the accountability court that Khawaj Haris could not appear as he was unwell. While on the absence of Nawaz Sharif, accountability court judge remarked “it does not happen this way that the accused appears before the court when he wishes.”
Resented with the situation, Judge Arshad Malik granted two intervals to the assistant of defense counsel to find the whereabouts of former premier.
After considerable delay, the accountability judge was apprised that Nawaz was under anxiety due to which he could not present himself before the court.
Afterwards, the infuriated accountability judge adjourned the hearing until October 4.