Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz gets a blow from Accountability Court

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz gets a blow from Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday rejected a plea from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz seeking a five-day exemption from appearance in the three references.

Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed hearing in the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi gave his concluding arguments on the third consecutive hearing.

The petition stated that both wanted to travel to London to meet Kulsoom Nawaz who was undergoing treatment. The new medical report of Kulsoom Nawaz was also attached with the petition.

However, the court rejected the exemption pleas by Nawaz and his daughter, after apprehensions that both may flee abroad as the case reaches a conclusion.

Nawaz Sharif had filed a request seeking exemption from June 11-15. After making a brief appearance, he was allowed to leave after staying in court for a short while.