Khawaja Haris’s withdrawal from case ‘attempt to escape’ judgment: Fawad Chaudhry


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Monday claimed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris’s withdrawal from the case is an attempt by the Sharif family to escape judgment in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references filed against them.

He said that there will be a huge question mark on the country’s justice system if a judgment is not given on the references against the Sharif family.

Earlier on Monday, Haris formally excused himself from representing the former prime minister as Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed proceedings in the Al-Azizia reference following Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar order, on Sunday, that the accountability court must announce its verdict on all three corruption references against Nawaz and his family within a month.

Recusing himself from the case, Haris said it was not possible for him to pursue these cases under such pressure.