Islamabad (Staff Report): The ousted prime minister Nawaz Shairf and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday departed for London from Lahore airport after the former was granted a week-long exemption from appearing in accountability court from Dec 5 to Dec 11 during Monday’s hearing.
On Tuesday, the court resumed hearing into three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Malik Tayyab, a prosecution witness associated with Standard Chartered Bank, is currently presenting his statement against the ousted prime minister, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar.
The witness has provided details of cheques issued to Maryam and others from the former premier's bank account.
Tayyab has told the court that on 13 June 2015, a cheque worth Rs12 million was issued to Maryam. Another cheque worth Rs28.8m was issued to her later that year, on 15 November.
On 14 August 2016, Nawaz issued a cheque worth Rs19.5m to his daughter, the witness has told the court.
Advocate Khawaja Harris, the counsel representing Nawaz, is present in the court today as is Advocate Amjad Pervez Bhatti who represents the former premier's children.
Nawaz will remain in London for five days to see his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz.