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Raja Pervez appears before court in GEPCO reference

LAHORE: Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday appeared before an accountability court for hearing into Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) appointments reference, filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader was indicted in the case by a NAB court in September, 2017. Ashraf is accused of recruiting as many as 437 people without taking merit into consideration, the reference states. It is pertinent to mention here that, Mr. Ashraf is also facing NAB…

Hamza, Salman ignore NAB summons in Ramzan sugar mill case

ISLAMABAD: Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and Salman Shehbaz, the sons of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, did not appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Ramzan sugar mill case today. According to the details, NAB had summoned Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and Salman Shehbaz, the directors of Ramzan Sugar Mill, today for construction of a bridge by national wealth illegally to facilitate their mill. Sources said that Rs200 million were paid illegally from national treasury to construct the…

Nawaz Sharif reaches NAB Court for hearing of Flagship reference

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif reached Accountability Court on Thursday (today) to appear before it in ongoing trial of flagship reference against him, filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the orders of the Supreme Court. Judge, Arshad Malik will preside over the proceedings, while defence counsel Khawaja Haris will continue cross examination of Panama JIT head, Wajid Zia on the fourth consecutive day. During hearing of the reference yesterday, Zia testified before the court that Gorneca…

Court adjourns corruption hearing against Dar till November 5

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court on Wednesday (today) adjourned hearing of the assets beyond means reference against former finance minister, Ishaq Dar till November 5. Accountability Judge, Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing against Dar, in which three co-accused nominated in the reference namely, former president, National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi appeared before the court. Saeed Ahmed's counsel continued cross examination of the prosecution's witness, Tariq Saleem, as the hearing resumed…

NAB witness shares details of Sharifs bank transactions in accountability court

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witness Malik Tayyab Ahmed on Wednesday testified against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members before an accountability court here. Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir heard Azizia Steel Mills graft reference filed by the NAB in compliance with Supreme Court’s landmark July 28 verdict. Advocated Zafir Khan Tareen represented Sharif in his absence after the court granted him a week-long exemption from personal appearance before the court. Tayyab,…

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…