Captain Safdar requests NAB court for 15-day exemption

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ISLAMABAD: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd.) Safdar requested the Accountability Court for an exemption of 15 days in corruption references.

Earlier, Accountability Court has resumed hearing of NAB references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

After Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were granted exemption, Captain (retd.) Safdar also approached the court for the purpose.

He said his lawyer Faisal Irfan will appear before the court in his absence. Meantime, a witness of the prosecution hailing from a private bank gave his statement before the court.

The cheques issued to Maryam Safdar from Nawaz Sharif’s account were produced before the court. According to details, a cheque worth Rs.12 million was given to her on June 13, 2015 and Rs.28.8 million on November 15, 2015, followed by the payment worth Rs.19.5 million on August 14, 2016.

The court summoned two witnesses Mukhtar and Umar Daraz for the statement.

Accountability Court judge Muhammad Bashir heard the references.

Counsel for Sharif family Khawaja Haris cross-examined the witnesses.

Talking to media outside the Accountability Court, retired Captain Muhammad Safdar said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif always wanted to take the country forward.

He said elements inimical to development will not be allowed to succeed in their sordid ambitions.

He said the PTI has failed to deliver in KPK but PML-N will serve people of the province after achieving success in 2018 elections.

He said no one will be allowed to transgress the sanctity of the Parliament.
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Story first published: 5th December 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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