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The accountability court has indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar under London flats property reference filed by NAB.
All suspects have rejected the allegations.
Nawaz Sharif was indicted by the court in presence of his representative, Zafar Khan.
The accountability court has already indicted sons of Nawaz Sharif, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, in NAB references. Due to their non-appearance in the court, they have been declared absconders.
Furthermore, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has also been indicted in the references of holding ‘assets beyond the source of income.’
Earlier today Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband Captain (r) Safdar reached accountability court.
It is expected that court will indict Sharifs today even though Nawaz Sharif and leading lawyer Khawaja Haris are out of the country.
The lawyer of Maryam and Captain (r) Safdar has requested the court to not to indict his clients today. The lawyer Amjad Pervaiz argued that references is incomplete.
“We have not been given complete documents including copy of Volume 10 of JIT report,” he argued.
The accountability court was set to indict Sharif family on October 13 but had to delay it due to ruckus created by lawyers inside the court premises.
Furthermore, the Nawaz Sharif’s legal team has filed application in accountability court to stop the proceedings till the verdict of Supreme Court. Nawaz Sharif has filed an appeal to merge all three references.
The application was filed by assistant lawyer of Khawaja Haris.
Meanwhile, talking to journalists in the court, Maryam Nawaz stated that this is the first time ‘Sicilian Mafia’ is appearing before the court. “This is happening for the first time that trial is being conducted after the verdict,” she said.
After a brief break, accountability court rejected both applications of Sharif family. Judge Muhammad Bashir read the verdict stating that proceedings will not be stopped till Supreme Court’s verdict.
Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar’s application for no indictment today was also rejected by the court.
The hearing of Evan Field property reference was adjourned till October 26 as the court summoned NAB witness from SECP, Sidra Mansoor, on the set date.
The hearing of two references against Sharif family will resume at 2 pm today.
Courtesy of The Nation