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159925_6263939_updates.jpgBarrister Zaffarullah talking to the media on Tuesday. Photo: Geo News

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

He was referring to the Supreme Court's six-month deadline for the accountability court to wrap up its proceedings against the Sharif family. 

Barrister Zafarullah, while speaking to the media in Islamabad after the hearing of the Sharif family's corruption cases, said that when the summons was issued, Nawaz was in London, tending to his ailing 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 are 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 are a plethora of documents and the requisite of the law is that seven days should be given for their perusal.

If the time given is less than that then it would be a contradiction, he said referring to the court's two-day time given to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar before his indictment tomorrow. 

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 [about returning] 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. 


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