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Nawaz summoned by accountability court on Aug 13 in pending corruption references

ISLAMABAD: Convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently incarcerated, has been summoned by an accountability court on August 13 in the pending two corruption references against the Sharif family. The accountability court on Thursday summoned Nawaz in hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik, issued the order. The judge inquired from National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi about the progress in two…

Hearing of Al-Azizia, Flagship references adjourned without any proceeding

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday adjourned the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members till August 1. As the hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption cases resumed, judge Muhammad Bashir,without any proceeding. adjourned the hearing citing that he would like to wait until tomorrow for the directives of Islamabad High Court (IHC) to be given in Sharif family's plea against the Avenfield verdict. The judge then ordered to adjourn…

Maryam’s request to ‘become a teacher in jail’ rejected

RAWALPINDI: Authorities in the Adiala Jail have turned down a request of Maryam Nawaz, daughter of imprisoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, to teach inmates in the Jail. The request of Maryam Nawaz was turned down because she is kept in a solitary confinement and under the prison rules she cannot interact with other inmates. Meanwhile, a legal team of Sharifs was allowed to meet the former premier and his daughter in the jail couple of days ago. It is also reported that son-in-law of Mr. Sharif, Capt (retd) Safdar…

Maryam Nawaz to be moved to rest house from Adiala jail: sources

RAWALPINDI: Authorities are preparing to move Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz to Islamabad's Sihala rest house from Adiala prison where she is serving a seven-year jail term, sources told ARY News on Wednesday. According to sources, district administration is preparing to move the PML-N leader to Sihala Police Rest House which was declared a sub-jail. The district administration will reportedly write to the ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to provide at least…

Accountability court judge recuses himself from hearing references against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Justice Mohammad Bashir, the accountability court judge who sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members in the Avenfield case, has recused himself from hearing the other two corruption references against the Sharif family, sources told ARY News on Monday.  According to sources, the judge has written a letter to Islamabad High Court (IHC) recusing himself from hearing Al-Azizia and Flagship references against Nawaz Sharif and his family. The judge maintained that the repsondent's (Nawaz Sharif)…

Sharifs expected to appeal against conviction in IHC today

ISLAMABAD: Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were arrested late Friday night after their flight landed at Lahore airport, are expected to file today an appeal against the accountability court’s decision that convicted them in the Avenfield properties reference. On July 6, Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar to seven years and one year’s jail term, respectively. Safdar was arrested on July 8 while the former premier and his daughter…

Rana Sanaullah’s remarks regarding Nawaz reception spark anger

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that welcoming former premier and his party's supreme leader Nawaz Sharif on airport is a bigger and more sacred task than Hajj, ARY News reported. Speaking to a private television channel, Rana Sanaullah, who was answering a question about getting late for Nawaz Sharif's reception, said that he and party workers are coming on streets to show solidarity with the "respect vote" slogan given by the party's supreme leader and not just to…

Avenfield reference: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz arrested, moved to Adiala prison

LAHORE:  A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team aided by Airport Security Force (ASF) officials arrested former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif in compliance with a July 6 court order in the Avenfield case, minutes after they landed in Lahore, ARY News reported. The former PM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his daughter were later moved to Adiala prison after necessary legal formalities. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)…

People rejected PML-N call to welcome Nawaz: PTI leader

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Friday asked the Punjab caretaker government to review its arrangements with regard to maintaining law and order during former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter's return to the country.  Speaking at a press conference, he said situation in the provincial capital is normal as no one responded to the PML-N call for gathering in front of Lahore airport to welcome the party leaders. He said the caretaker government’s extraordinary security arrangements…

NAB forms special team to arrest Nawaz, Maryam on return: sources

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has devised a comprehensive strategy to arrest former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz Sharif as the PML-N leaders return to Pakistan on Friday, sources told ARY News on Wednesday. According to sources within the anti-graft authority, National Accountability Bureau Lahore has formed a 16-member team headed by NAB director Amjad Ali for the purpose. The team comprises nine NAB officers and several police officers. Sources add that a chopper has also been arranged to…