Sharif’s trial in two pending graft cases adjourned till Aug 1

Islamabad, Jul 30 An accountability court in Pakistan today adjourned the hearing of two pending corruption cases against jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 1.

Earlier, the hearing was adjourned till July 30 after defence counsel Khawaja Haris boycotted proceedings pending an Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict on transferring both petitions to another court, the Dawn reported.

Sharif, 68, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar are serving jail terms of 10-years, seven years and one year respectively in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, after an accountability court convicted them on July 6 over the family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London.

The former prime minister has two more pending corruption cases — the Al-Azizia steel mills and Flagship Investments — against him in which they are accused of money laundering, tax evasion and hiding offshore assets.

Pakistan’s caretaker government on July 18

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