NAB writes to Islamabad Airport security, requests access to Nawaz Sharif’s return flight
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought access to the flight of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who arrives in the country tomorrow to appear before an accountability court.
The deposed prime minister will arrive on Flight No. PK-786 at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on Thursday, November 2. An accountability court in Islamabad issued bailable arrest warrants for Sharif and directed to produce him at the next hearing on November 3.
Sharif has been in London due to the frail health of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. He along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired captain Safdar has been indicted in several corruption references.
NAB has sought permission from the Airport Security Force (ASF) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to allow their Rawalpindi and Islamabad team and their vehicles access to the flight carrying the former prime minister.
NAB authorities will show the accountability court’s summon and arrest warrant to Sharif. However, NAB can also arrest the former premier if bail has not been received and present him before the court on November 3.