Nawaz Sharif to appear before Accountability Court today

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Nawaz Sharif to appear before Accountability Court today

ISLAMABAD: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd.) Safdar will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court at Federal Judicial Academy today (Wednesday) hearing the corruption references against him and his family.

The witnesses of the prosecution will get their statements recorded today.

It should be mentioned here that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have filed three corruption references in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 ruling in the Panama Papers case.

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

The apex court granted six months to the NAB to complete its inquiry and submit the report. The deadline is just a couple of weeks ahead.

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 Rs5 million each.

The court bound Captain Safdar to take its permission before leaving the country. Meantime, the couple was given the copy of the reference — spread over 53 volumes.APP