Accountability court rejects Nawaz, Maryam’s exemption plea

Accountability court rejects Nawaz, Maryam’s exemption plea

Islamabad (Staff Report): The accountability court on Friday rejected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz request to exempt them from appearance for one week.

The court, hearing corruption references against former prime minister and his children, allowed Nawaz and Maryam a one-day exemption from being present in court as both are in London.

On Wednesday, Nawaz and Maryam left for London to inquire after the health of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

"In case the exemption is not granted, they would return by Friday to attend the hearing", Maryam tweeted.

The NAB had filed as many as three corruption references against the Sharif family by the anti-corruption watchdog, on the directives of the top court, which pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar are named in the Avenfield reference.