Sharif appears before accountability court in corruption case

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    Islamabad, Jan 16 :Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar are appearing before an accountability court here in connection with corruption cases against them, Dawn News reported on Tuesday.

    This is the 13th time he is appearing before an accountability court.

    The ousted minister, along with his daughter and her husband, came from Lahore this morning and after a brief stay at Punjab House went to court. A heavy contingent of police was seen stationed outside the court on their arrival.
    Three witnesses are expected to record their statements in front of Judge Mohammad Bashir, who will hear the references today, the Dawn said.
    On July 28, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court had directed NAB to file references against Sharif and his children in six weeks in the accountability court and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months.
    It also assigned Justice Ijazul Ahsan a supervisory role to monitor the progress of the accountability court proceedings.
    The former prime minister and his sons– Hassan and Hussain– have been named in all three NAB references, while Maryam and husband Safdar have been named only in the Avenfield reference.

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