‘It is not appropriate to continue with the proceedings today’

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An accountability court resumed hearing the Al-Azizia corruption reference against Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday.

Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik was presiding over the case.

As the hearing went under way, defence counsel Khawaja Haris apprised the court that Nawaz’s wife Begum Kulsoom had passed away.

Judge Arshad Malik remarked that Begum Kulsoom was a national figure and it was not appropriate to continue with the proceedings today.

The hearing was then adjourned till Thursday.