Judge recuses himself from hearing two references

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Muhammad Bashir, an Accountability Court judge,
who sentenced former prime minister Nawaz
Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in Avenfield reference, has recused himself from hearing two other references against Nawaz Sharif.
Sources said Islamabad High Court has received letter of judge Muhammad Bashir recusing to hear Al-Azizia and Flagship references against Nawaz Sharif.
In the letter, Judge Muhammad Bashir has asked Chief Justice IHC to shift the two references to other court or transfer him to other court as he had already announced the verdict in Avenfield case, sources said. The letter was written to IHC Chief Justice two days back. The counsel of Nawaz Sharif had also raised objection on me, the judge writes. Sources said IHC Chief Justice, Justice Anwar Kasi is on leaves these days.

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