LAHORE: With the resumption of speedy trial of Sharif family cases, judges have been appointed in three vacant and one new accountability court in Lahore which has been vacant for more than seven months.
The admin judge of NAB court has received a copy of the notification. The notification has been issued after the approval of the Federal Government, the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court.
The notification said that District Sessions Judge Naseem Ahmed Work has been posted in Lahore Accountability Court No. 2. Fazil Judge Naseem Ahmed Work was earlier serving as Presiding Officer in Punjab Labor Court No. 2.
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District Sessions Judge Malik Zulqarnain Awan has been posted in Vacant Accountability Court No. 3. The senior judge was earlier posted as Sessions Judge Gujranwala. Muhammad Sajid Ali has been posted in Vacant Accountability Court No. 5.
The senior judge was earlier posted in the Banking Court Lahore. Azizullah Kalho has been appointed as a judge in the newly formed Accountability Court No. 6.
Accountability number two has been vacant for the past seven months due to the transfer of judges. The most important cases are pending in accountability court number two. Cases of Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique and Khawaja Asif are being heard in Accountability Court No. 2.
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Accountability Court No. 3 has also been vacant for more than five years. Accountability Court No. 3 is hearing the cases of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Principal Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, Usman Saeed, other bureaucrats and owners of various housing societies.
The Ashiana Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases of Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz are being heard in Accountability Court No. 5 while the cases of Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema etc. are also being heard in Accountability Court No. 5.
Out of the five new courts to be set up in the Federal Colony this year, judges have been appointed for one year in Court No. 6, while in the ten accountability courts, judges have not been appointed in four of the four new courts three months ago. All judges are appointed for a term of three years.