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Attempt Made to Attack NAB Prosecution Team, Report

Islamabad (October 13, 2017): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecution team has submitted a report to NAB Headquarters regarding the incident occurred outside accountability court today during the appearance of Maryam Nawaz and Capt (Retd) Safdar in the court.

The NAB prosecution team it its report alleged that an attempt was made to attack the team in the garb of today’s incident.

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The report said that scene was created by lawyers of PML-N Lawyers Wing.  It added that during the scuffle, head of NAB prosecution team Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi was pushed.It said that attempt was made to remove the team form dais and when Sardar Muzaffar did not leave the dais he was pushed.

The accountability court adjourned the hearing of graft cases against the Sharif family soon after ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and son-in-law — Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar — arrived in court, as lawyers created a racket while trying to enter the courtroom.Just as accountability court Judge Muhammad Bashir entered the courtroom, a number of lawyers forced their way into the court and surrounded the judge’s bench, claiming that they were manhandled by security forces outside the court and prevented from entering the courtroom.The lawyers threatened to hold up the hearing until action was taken against the police officials that had allegedly manhandled them outside the court.

As a result of the racket, Judge Bashir decided to end court proceedings for the day and asked both defendants to leave the courtroom and return for the hearing on October 19.

As she left the court premises, Maryam Nawaz spoke to the media and asked the Interior Ministry to come up with a strategy to keep such events from occurring in the future.

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