Sharifs get yet another blow from Accountability Court


ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday rejected a request by former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for exemption from personal appearance for seven days.

Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar appeared before the accountability court in connection with hearing of the Avenfield reference.

Star witness Wajid Zia, the head of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), continued recording his statement in the case today.

Judge Muhammad Bashir announced his verdict on the application of the Sharif family seeking exemption.

He had earlier reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of their counsel and NAB prosecutor.

The former premier and his daughter filed the application requesting the accountability judge to grant them exemption from personal appearance for seven days starting from March 26 so that they could travel to London to see his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is battling cancer.