Nawaz Sharif appears before NAB court

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ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court and went away after a brief appearance for nearly eight minutes.

The Accountability court allowed him to leave after a brief appearance. On this occasion, strict security measures were put in place around Judicial Complex.

Talking to a media, he said the former Prime Minister will also address a news conference today.

Denying rumours about any rifts in the party, he said consultations within the party continue, but rumours are only wishful dreams of the opponents.

After brief appearance, Sharif returned to Punjab House in the federal capital, where he is likely to chair a meeting of senior PML-N officials later today.

Former PM reportedly told the court that his wife was unwell; that is why he needed to attend her. Afterwards, the court granted him permission to leave.

The court adjourned the hearing for ten minutes after which it continued with the normal case proceedings.

A lot of PML-N leaders, including federal ministers, accompanied him to the court at his first appearance before the accountability court.

The NAB court summoned Sharif after his failure to appear at an earlier hearing on September 19.

The Accountability Court also summoned Hussain and Hassan Sharif; however, they could not appear before the court as they are still in London tending to their mother, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

 
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Story first published: 26th September 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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