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.
Neither asked SC for exemption from appearance in court, nor will: Nawaz
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were earlier given an exemption from appearing in court today.