NAB court adjourns hearing of corruption references against Nawaz till Dec 4

Accountability Court resumes hearing of Al-Azizia reference against Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (rted.) Safdar reached Accountability Court hearing corruption references of London Flats and Flagship.
Nawaz Sharif accompanied with his daughter Maryam Nawaz reached the Federal Judicial Academy from the airport. Former PM’s squad and Islamabad mayor reached the airport to escort them to the court.
Captain Safdar had reached the court premises earlier along with other leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) including Sate Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pervaiz Rashid, Talal Chaudhry and Asif Kirmani.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed three references against Sharif family members related to the Avenfield property, Flagship Investment, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Offshore companies in compliance with the Supreme Court orders in Panama Papers case.
It is pertinent to note here that Nawaz Sharif is involved in references regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment; however, his daughter and her husband are named in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.
The NAB court yesterday adjourned the hearing of Al-Aziza reference against Nawaz Sharif till Tuesday due to Faizabad sit-in.
According to sources, the statement of NAB prosecutor‘s witness Malik Tayyab will be recorded in Al-Aziza reference. Meantime, two witnesses of the prosecution –Mukhtar and Umar Daraz, will give their statements in Avenfield properties and Flagship Investment references.
Mukhtar and Umar Daraz belong to Punjab police. Both of them reached the courtroom before anyone else.
Accountability Court judge Muhammad Bashir will also hear Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking to change exemption dates from December 5 to January 5, 2018 and Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking exemption from appearance for one week.
During last hearing, former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his daughter had filed applications before the court seeking changing their exemption from appearance in the court period as they wanted to visit Kulsoom Nawaz, who was under medical treatment in London.

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