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Shehbaz’s transit remand extended till conclusion of NA session

LAHORE: An accountability court here on Wednesday extended the transit remand of leader of the opposition in  National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif till the conclusion of the current session of the lower house of Parliament. The accountability judge directed the jail authorities to inform the court as and when the PML-N president returns from Islamabad after the NA session. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) lawyer informed that Mr Sharif is in Islamabad to attend the NA session following issuance of his production…

PML-N workers attempt breaking into court as Shehbaz appears in Ashiana case

LAHORE: A mob comprising scores of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) workers attempted to break into the accountability court on Thursday as party president Shehbaz Sharif was present inside the court for Ashiana Housing Scheme case.  According to details, a number of PML-N workers along with former information minister Marriyum Aurangzaib gathered outside the accountability court premises as Shehbaz was brought by National Accountability Bureau officials for the trail of corruption case. Initially, the crowd of…

Nawaz says won’t defend Al-Azizia reference after ‘NAB failed to prove charges’

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, during hearing of the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, told the accountability court on Thursday that the prosecution has failed to prove charges against him, ARY News reported. The ex-PM said he had decided against defending charges framed against him in the case by NAB. “I am not putting forward anything in my defence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference,” he told the court. Judge Arshad Malik conducted proceedings of the case. The ex-PM recorded his statement under section…

Court adjourns hearing of graft reference against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court hearing a corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday adjourned the hearing till November 28. Dar is facing charges of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. A co-accused and former president of National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, could not appear before the court due to ill health. The Judge approved his request for exemption from appearing before the court in the case. Other co-accused of the reference Naeem Ahmed and Mansoor Rizvi were present…

SC gives three weeks to wrap up corruption references against Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has given three weeks to the accountability court to wrap up graft references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported on Monday. The apex court issued the order in response to a petition filed by the accountability court seeking another extension to wind up Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references against Nawaz Sharif. The order was issued by the two-member SC bench headed by the chief justice. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stated in his order that…

Nawaz Sharif testifies in Al-Azizia corruption reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the accountability court this morning and testified in the Al-Azizia corruption reference hearing, ARY News reported. Judge Arshad Malik is chairing the proceedings of the case. Nawaz Sharif has been given a questionnaire comprising 50 questions related to the Al-Azizia corruption case. His lawyer during the court proceedings yesterday sought further time so his client could prepare to answer the queries. Mr Sharif began recording his statement in the…

Shehbaz Sharif to be produced before accountability court tomorrow

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will be produced before an accountability court in Lahore on Saturday, ARY News reported. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team would bring him to the court in Lahore from Islamabad on Pakistan International Airline flight number PK-651. The NAB would request the court for extension in remand of the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. On Tuesday, an accountability court extended the transit remand of the opposition leader in the national…

Flagship Reference: Court grants NAB plea to add new documents in record

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday approved an application of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to add the newly received documents on case record during hearing of the Flagship corruption reference against former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. The court granted the NAB plea to produce the new documents received under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) after defence counsel Khawaja Haris and NAB Prosecutor completed their arguments on the matter. The NAB had earlier filed an application in the court that…

Shehbaz Sharif’s transit remand extended till Nov 10

ISLAMABAD: An accountability on Tuesday extended the transit remand of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif until November 10. According to details, upon expiration of his last remand today, president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was produced before accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir. The court then lengthened the remand for four more days till November 10. Two days earlier, a review petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against its verdict of throwing out a bail plea of…

Court adjourns corruption case hearing against Dar

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday resumed hearing reference of assets beyond declared source of income against former finance minister Ishaq Dar, ARY News reported. At the outset of the hearing, the counsel of former president National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, submitted a plea before judge Muhammad Bashir seeking exemption of his client from appearance for the day. The court admitted the plea and adjourned the hearing till November 9. In the last hearing on Oct 23, Saeed Ahmed’s counsel continued cross…