Islamabad (February 15, 2018): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar on Thursday appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad.
The accountability court headed by judge Muhammad Bashir is hearing references filed by the National Accountability Court.
The former premier is accompanied by Maryam Nawaz, her husband Capt retd Safdar and other party leaders.
He left from Punjab House after consultations with the party leadership and was welcomed by a large number of party supporters at judicial complex chanting slogans in his favour. The NAB had filed a plea to place the names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar on ECL while the Sharif family had also filed a plea seeking exemption of two weeks from the proceedings due to their visit to London to inquire health of ailing Kulsoom Nawaz.
Earlier, on Thursday morning former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz reached Islamabad from Lahore to appear before the accountability court. They arrived the capital city via a special plane from Lahore to Islamabad.
On Wednesday, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) approved supplementary references to be filed in accountability court against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al Azizia and Flagship references.
According to sources, new evidences against Nawaz Sharif, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz are part of interim references and details of new off shore companies of Hassan and Hussain are also part of it.The new evidences are made part of interim reference in Al Azizia case.
The sources further said that NAB would file both the interim references in accountability court today.
Request to Place Sharif’s names on ECL
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday asked the Interior Ministry to place the names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar on the Exit-Control List.
NAB wrote a letter to the Interior Ministry in which it recommended that the names of Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif and Captain (r) Safdar to be placed on the ECL as it voiced fears that the suspects could travel outside the country.
This comes in the wake of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s appeal to the court to grant them immunity from appearing at hearings since Kulsoom Nawaz was ill and was about to undergo important tests in London.