SC directions for speedy trial not appropriate: Barrister Zafarullah | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Barrister Zafarullah said on Tuesday that the cases against the Sharifs are being proceeding speedily and the judges seem to be helpless, adding that the directions from the Supreme Court are somewhat ambiguous.

Barrister Zafarullah while speaking to media in Islamabad, said that when the summons were issued Nawaz was in London, tending to his sick wife. “Technically, the summons should not have been issued but the law takes its course,” he added.

He said that a suspect cannot be indicted until unless they present before the court. “The time that other people get during cases, Nawaz should get the same courtesy,” said Zafarullah.

The PML-N leader said that there is a plethora of documents and the requisite of the law is that seven days should be given.

If the time given is less than that then it would be a contradiction, he said.

While responding to a query, Zafarullah said that Nawaz’s children are in London taking care of their mother and they will take a decision which is appropriate.

Today, the accountability court hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family ordered that former premier Nawaz Sharif will be indicted on October 2.

Moreover, the court issued bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz’s daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar as they failed to appear in court today despite two earlier summons. 

Nawaz and his family members had been summoned to the court with regards to three corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

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