Former PM Nawaz appears before accountability court, likely to be indicted in corruption cases

Former PM Nawaz appears before accountability court, likely to be indicted in corruption cases

Islamabad (Staff Report):Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before the accountability court to attend the hearing of three corruption references filed filed by the NAB against him and his family.

According to details, around 2,000 personnel of the police and Rangers have been deployed in and around the judicial complex where the hearing is taking place. 

Media representatives, as well as supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and members of the government, have been barred from entering the judicial complex. 

The hearing is under way, according to sources.

Nawaz is accompanied by his political aide, Senator Asif Kirmani, and only his vehicle was allowed to enter the complex. 

The accountability court had summoned Sharif, his children Maryam Nawaz , Hussain Nawaz , Hassan Nawaz , and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar on Monday (today) in references pertaining to Avenfield apartments, Azizia Steel Mills and offshore companies filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Judge Mohammad Bashir is conducting the hearing, during which the former premier is expected to be indicted. In the last hearing, the ousted prime minister was provided copies of references against him.

On September 26, the court had also issued bailable arrest warrants for his children and Nawaz 's daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law as they failed to appear before it, despite two earlier summons.