Corruption references against Nawaz family: hearing underway

Corruption references against Nawaz family: hearing underway

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Accountability Court on Tuesday, resumed hearing of corruption references against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. 

Only Nawaz's son-in-law, MNA Capt (retd) Safdar, is present in court to attend the hearing.

Judge of Accountability Court Mohammad Bashir is conducting the proceedings, wherein National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) witness, Tayyab Ahmed (an employee of a private bank) is continuing recording his statement. 

Nawaz and daughter Maryam depart for London today, after Accountability Court approved of their exemption from appearance on Monday (yesterday).

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif had asked the court for a change in the dates of his exemption from appearance. Now he is exempted from appearing in court from December 5 till 12.

However, Judge Mohammad Bashir dismissed Maryam Nawaz's request to change her appearance exemption dates, stating that the court's earlier ruling on the matter will prevail.

The court had allowed Maryam to be exempted from appearance from November 15 until December 15. 

Moreover, due to shortage of time yesterday, the NAB witness could not complete recording his statement.