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Sharifs’ five-day parole ends at 4pm today

LAHORE: The five-day parole granted to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar will end at 4pm today.  Sharif along with his daughter and son-in-law was released on the parole on Sept 12 to attend the funeral of his wife Begum Kusloom Nawaz who died in London last week. Reports say Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has been making efforts to get another extension in their parole until Begum Kulsoom’s chehlum. However, a PML-N…

IHC adjourns Sharifs’ appeals till Thursday

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned till Thursday appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield reference.   The division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the appeals. Justice Aurangzeb observed that the bench will proceed with the matter as per the country's Constitution. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Farooq asked a…

NAB requests interior ministry to place Sharif family members on ECL

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has request interior ministry to place names of at least five members of Sharif family on Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported on Monday. In a letter available with ARY News, the anti-graft authority has requested the ministry to put before the cabinet, the matter of placing names of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar on ECL citing apprehension that they may leave…

Capt Safdar admits being signatory of Nielsen and Nescoll

ISLAMABAD: The son-in-law of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar testified before an accountability court on Tuesday, saying he signed the trust deeds of offshore companies - Nielsen and Nescoll - as a witness.  While maintaining that he was the only signatory to the trust deeds of the companies, he seconded the stance of his wife Maryam Nawaz that she has never been the beneficial owner of the London flats and other mentioned companies. “My wife was only a trustee of Nielsen and Nescoll,” he added.…

Safdar calls for Pervez Musharraf’s extradition

ISLAMABAD: On his appearance before an accountability court here on Wednesday, disqualified Prime Minister’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar called for  extradition of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan. Talking to media persons outside the accountability court, Safdar complained over the accountability investigation restricted to Sharif family members only. “An investigation against Musharraf should also be launched,” he said. Holding the former president responsible for all…

Court reserves verdict on Sharif’s plea for clubbing corruption references

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a request by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to club together three corruption references filed against him and members of his family. Judge Muhammad Bashir reserved the judgment after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor and the counsel for Sharif, Khawaja Haris, concluded their arguments on the plea. He is expected to pronounce the verdict during the course of the day. The former prime minister had filed an application in the trial…

IHC approached to revoke Safdar’s bail in graft case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday approached the Islamabad High Court, challenging the bail granted to the former prime minister’s son-in-law retired Captain Safdar in a corruption reference. On Oct 9, the accountability court in Islamabad had granted bail to Capt Safdar in the case related to the Sharif family’s London flats. NAB prosecutor general Waqas Dar filed a petition in the high court, contending that the trial court went beyond its jurisdiction while granting bail to Safdar since…

Court puts off corruption cases against Sharif family till Nov 7

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared today before an accountability court to face trial in corruption cases filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar also turned up before the court in a reference related to the Sharif family’s London properties. After a brief hearing, Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned the cases till Nov 7 when he would hear arguments of defense and prosecution sides on a plea of Nawaz Sharif to club…

Accountability court issues arrest warrants for ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Thursday issued the bailable arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in two graft references and directed police to produce him till November 3.  The arrest warrant for Sharif was issued in two references pertaining to Aziza Steel Mills and Flagship Investment Ltd. At the outset of proceedings, Sharif submitted a plea through his lead counsel Khawaja Harris, seeking seven day exemption from personal appearance in the anti-graft court. A medical report of Sharif's…

Court abruptly adjourns graft hearing against Sharifs after lawyers protest

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday (today) abruptly adjourned the hearing of three graft references against the Sharif family members and fixed Oct 19, a new date, for the indictment after PML-N lawyers staged a protest inside the courtroom.  Judge Muhammad Bashir this morning adjourned the hearing soon after the proceedings began when the PML-N lawyers forced their way into the courtroom and surrounded the judge. “Islamabad High Court has allowed lawyers to witness court proceedings, be it the accountability…