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Hearing of NAB references against former PM Nawaz, family adjourns till Wednesday

Hearing of NAB references against former PM Nawaz, family adjourns till Wednesday

Raising objections, the counsels of Nawaz and his children, Khawaja Harris and Amjad Pervez stated that the witness had provided photocopies with missing official seals and signatures of companies.

During the court proceedings, Sharif submitted exemption request from November 20 trial due to the going medical treatment of his wife Kulsoom in London.

The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the Courts had dual standards, adding they had been struggling against the double standards of Courts.

The accountability court had also summoned two prosecution witnesses Sidra Mansoor of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Jahangir Ahmad of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to appear in the court to record their statements.

In her statement, Mansoor revealed that the Hudaibiya Paper Mills audit reports consistently showed Rs494,6000 in the company's accounts for five years between 2000 to 2005. Four witnesses have been summoned for the next hearing.

Moreover, Hussain and Hasan Nawaz were declared proclaimed offenders due to their continuous absence.

Two prosecution witness statements were recorded against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar in an accountability court as a trial pertaining to three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against them went underway on Wednesday.

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Earlier a bench of the IHC granted Sharif's request with regard to clubbing together the three corruption references filed against him, and revoked the accountability court's Oct 19 verdict, directing it to reconsider the request.

Ahmed also submitted the Sharif family's income tax returns in court.

On November 8, the accountability court rejected Nawaz Sharif's plea of clubbing all three references into one.

State Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Railways Minister Saad Rafique, in separate brief media talks, aired their grievances against the "justice" being meted out to the former premier.

It was the 12th hearing of Avenfield properties and Azizia Steel Mills references and 13th hearing of the Flagship Investment reference.

The petition said the accountability court's order was based on a gross misreading of the "facts" on which it was purportedly based.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had asked the NAB to file references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on July 28 and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months. The judge also provided a copy of the reference - spread over 53 volumes - to Maryam and Safdar.


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