Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court

Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court

Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter and son-in-law, Maryam Nawaz and Captain, arrived at the accountability court on Friday for the hearing of the three graft cases against the Sharif family.

Maryam and Safdar reached the court to attend the hearing amid tight security but the court could not indict them due to the clash between security forces and lawyers.

Talking to reporters after a hearing on Monday, Maryam Nawaz said that her brothers would make their own decision regarding their appearance before the court.

As the accountability court began hearing the corruption cases against the Sharif family, a group of lawyers entered the courtroom protesting police high-handedness against them.

Soon after their arrival, a large number of PML-N lawyers and supporters attempted to enter the courtroom at the Federal Judicial Complex.

The hearing was postponed till October 19 without indicting Maryam Nawaz and captain retd.

The judge made a decision to end the court proceedings for the day and asked both defendants to leave the courtroom and return for the hearing on October 18.

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons - Hussain and Hassan - have been nominated in three NAB references, while Maryam and her husband have been named only in a reference related to the family's London flats. The cases were filed after the July 28 verdict by the Supreme Court which disqualified Sharif. He set Oct 13 for his, Maryam and Safdar's indictment.

"Those who want to appear by free will are arrested from airport, but we are not afraid of it", she said.

In the notice, both the respondents have been directed to appear before the court within 30 days.

Meanwhile, the accountability court has ordered inquiry of the incident on the application filed by Advocate Naeem Gujar.

The judge had expressed his fury over absence of the members of Sharif family and had chose to separate cases of each member in order to differentiate between present and absent accused.

NAB's Rawalpindi branch prepared two references regarding the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, and the almost dozen companies owned by the Sharif family.

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