Islamabad (September 14, 2017) The accountability court on Thursday summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on September 19 in two two corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Burea (NAB).
The references have been filed over London properties and Al Azizia Seteel Mills.
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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hussain and Hasan have been summoned in Al Azizia Steel Mills reference whereas the PM and his sons along with Nawaz’s daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt(retd) Safdar have been summoned on the same date in reference over London flats.The same court had summoned the Sharif family members in on Wednesday in another reference over flash-ship companies for the same date.
NAB, in total, has filed three references against the Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the accountability court in light of the Supreme Court’s orders in the Panama Papers case verdict of July 28.According to a copy of summons of the flagship companies case, acquired by Geo News, the former premier has been asked to appear in person at 9am on September 19. It says that Nawaz’s presence is necessary to respond to the charges against him.Moreover, the summons has been sent to Nawaz Sharif’s homes in Raiwind and Model Town.
NAB had filed on September 8 three references against the Sharif family and one against Dar.
It is to be mentioned here that the notice to Sharif family from the accountability court came after NAB resubmitted all four references in the accountability court by removing registrar’s objections over technical errors in the references.
After the submission of the flagship companies’ reference, the registrar had sent for hearing the reference to the court of Judge Mohammad Bashir.
The references were filed in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 decision in the Panama Papers case. The bureau was given six weeks, from the date of the court’s order, to file the reference in an accountability court while the court was granted six months to wrap up the proceedings.