Sharif family gets yet another blow from Supreme Court

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*ISLAMABAD: Sharif family has been given yet another blow by The Supreme Court of Pakistan. *

*The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected appeals filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif , Kulsoom Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif pertaining to the payment of wealth tax, on Thursday. *

Not only were the appeals filed by Sharif family thrown out by the apex court but also those by Javed Shafi and Pervaiz Malik.

Sharif family had challenged the valuation of wealth taxes on their various shares in several companies. They maintained in their petition that for four years, the petitioners’ wealth tax was assessed disproportionate to the market value of their stocks

*Nawaz arrives at accountability court for hearing in Al Azizia, Flagship references hearings*

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the accountability court on Thursday to attend the hearing of the Al Azizia and Flagship supplementary references hearing.

According to details, the former prime minister arrived for proceedings of the case and after his attendance was taken, requested the court to allow him to leave.

His request was accepted and proceedings of the case were postponed till 11:30 am. Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb also accompanied him to the hearing.

The hearing of the case was conducted by Justice Mohammad Bashir.

The court has summoned eight prosecution witnesses for today’s hearing who will record their statements.

NAB filed three references against the Sharif family and another against the then-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The apex court granted six months to NAB to complete its inquiry and submit the report.

Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and son-in-law are named in the London properties reference. The NAB court approved the couple’s bail in the Avenfield properties case against surety bonds worth Rs 5 million each.

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