Nawaz, Maryam & Safdar appear in accountability court

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ISLAMABAD: The ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar appeared in accountability court with regards to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.
According to media reports, prosecution witness Tasleem Khan is recording his statement before judge Muhammad Bashir who is conducting the hearing. Another prosecution witness Zawar Manzoor is also expected to record his statement before the court.
Defence lawyer Khawaja Haris will cross examine the witnesses.
Media reports said that the three suspects reached the accountability court in a motorcade of as many as 26 vehicles with ministers and workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) cheering at PML-N’ President Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif, who returned Islamabad from Jeddah on Tuesday, is a nominated suspect in references regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment.
Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar are nominated in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.
As many as 18 hearings of Flagship Investment reference, 17 of Avenfield properties reference and 21 hearings of Azizia Steel Mills reference have been completed so far.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before accountability court on ten occasions while Maryam Nawaz on 12 times and Captain (retd) Safdar on 14 occasions.

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