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AC Resumes Hearing of References Against Nawaz, Others

Islamabad (November 15, 2017): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (Retd) Safder appeared before the accountability court hearing hearing corruption cases against them.

Judge of the accountability court Muhammad Bashir resumed the proceeding of the case. Nawaz counsel Khwaja Harris and NAB prosecution team are present in the court.

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The court is scheduled to record statement of two NAB witnesses summoned today. Defense counsel would cross examine the witnesses after they recorded their statements.

Earlier, the PML-N chief, who stayed at Punjab House overnight, left for the court accompanied by his daughter and party leaders and workers.

A large numbers of PML-N leaders and workers are present outside Judicial Complex to show solidarity with their leaders.Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case. Nawaz and his two sons, Hussain and Hasan, are nominated in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and her husband are only accused in one.

Nawaz, who reached Islamabad earlier from Lahore, has departed from Punjab House along with Maryam and MNA Capt (retd) Safdar for the court.NAB’s witnesses Sidra Mansoor of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and Jahangir Khan of Inland Revenue Department will appear before the court and record their statements.With regards to Nawaz’s sons, the court has separated their trial as they have been a constant no-show in court. They are expected to be declared proclaimed offenders today.

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