Nawaz in Islamabad to appear before accountability court | Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Islamabad and is about to look earlier than an accountability court docket listening to three corruption references filed in opposition to him and his household.

The accountability court docket had summoned Sharif, his kids Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar on Oct 2 (Monday) in references pertaining to Avenfield residences, Azizia Metal Mills and offshore firms filed in opposition to them by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Choose Mohammad Bashir will conduct the listening to, throughout which the previous premier is predicted to be indicted. Within the final listening to, the ousted prime minister was supplied copies of references in opposition to him.

On September 26, the court docket had additionally issued bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz’s daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar as they failed to look it, regardless of two earlier summons.

On the listening to, Nawaz’s counsel, Khawaja Harris, pleaded the court docket to exempt his consumer from private look. Nevertheless, the choose noticed that the matter could be deliberated upon as soon as Nawaz has been indicted.

Nevertheless, chatting with the media on Sunday, Sharif stated his kids would return from London and seem earlier than the court docket as soon as his spouse’s well being improves. He made the remarks after visiting the grave of his father alongside along with his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier at present in Lahore.

The previous prime minister can be anticipated to carry consultations along with his political and authorized aides on varied points throughout his keep in Islamabad.

Nawaz’s look in court docket will observe the indictment of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar by the identical choose final week in a reference pertaining to his proudly owning ‘property past his recognized sources of revenue’.

Reviews additionally state that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) may also maintain conferences of its central working committee and normal council on Monday and Tuesday to nominate Nawaz because the social gathering’s president after his elimination from workplace.

Final week, the PML-N managed to amend the Electoral Reforms Invoice 2017 within the opposition-controlled Senate in favour of Nawaz’s bid to change into the social gathering president. The invoice will now be taken up by the Decrease Home of Parliament, the place the PML-N holds a majority, on Monday.

The references

NAB had in whole filed three references in opposition to the Sharif household and one in opposition to Dar within the accountability court docket, in mild of the Supreme Courtroom’s orders within the Panama Papers case verdict of July 28.

The anti-graft physique was given six weeks, from the date of the apex court docket’s order, to file the reference in an accountability court docket whereas the accountability court docket was granted six months to wrap up the proceedings.

The references in opposition to the Sharif household pertain to the Azizia Metal Mills, their London properties and over dozen offshore firms.

NAB’s Rawalpindi department ready references relating to the Azizia Metal Mills and the almost dozen firms owned by the Sharif household.

Its Lahore department ready a reference on the Sharif household’s Avenfield residences in London and one other in opposition to Dar for proudly owning property past his recognized sources of revenue.

If convicted, the accused could resist 14 years imprisonment and lifelong disqualification from holding public workplace together with the freezing of financial institution accounts and property.

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