Islamabad High Court announces verdict on Captain (R) Safdar petition


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed on Thursday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar's petition challenging his impending indictment in a corruption reference.

Capt (retd) Safdar, through his counsel Amjad Pervez, filed a petition earlier in the day in the IHC pleading it to stop the accountability court from indicting him on October 13 (tomorrow).

In his petition, Safdar stated that according to the law, a period of seven days is allowed before indictment.

Hearing the matter, a divisional-bench including Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Aurangzeb declared the petition non-maintainable.

The bench asked the petitioner's counsel if there is any Supreme Court order stating that charges cannot be framed before seven days, to which the counsel replied in the negative. 

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are expected to be indicted by the accountability court hearing corruption cases against them on Friday.

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