NAB References: AC hearing against Sharif family underway

05 Dec, 2017 10:44 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court (AC) hearing for the corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family resumed hearing the case on Tuesday.

The accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing of the references against Nawaz Sharif and his family members filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in line with the Supreme Court directive in the Panamagate case.

The former prime minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz did not appear before the accountability court (AC), while Captain (r) Safdar appeared before the court.

During the proceedings, the court is recording the statement of Prosecution witness Malik Tayyab.

Malik Tayyab, an employee of a private bank, told the court that Maryam Nawaz received a cheque of Rs12 million on June 13, 2015, Rs28.8 million on November 15, 2015 and Rs19.5 million on August 14, 2016.

On the other hand, Captain (r) Safdar also submitted an exemption plea in the court.

In the previous hearing, the AC had granted one week exemption to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance in the court in mega corruption references.

The court had also rejected Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking to change the date of the exemption from court appearance, however, she will have exemption from November 15 to December 15.

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