Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Nawaz Sharif,Maryam Nawaz-Capt (r) Safdar name to be put on ECL

Nawaz Sharif,Maryam Nawaz-Capt (r) Safdar name to be put on ECL

The copies of two NAB supplementary references were handed over to Nawaz Sharif.

On Wednesday, the anti-graft body wrote to the interior ministry to place former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar on the no-fly list.

Sources informed that eight new witnesses in each reference, as well as new evidence, including details of offshore companies of Hasan and Hussain, are part of the supplementary references.

He claimed that PML-N will soon divided in fictions like MQM and Nawaz Sharif future was not different from MQM founder Altaf Hussain.

During the last hearing, the Sharif family filed an application, seeking a fortnight's exemption from personal attendance from February 19 onwards on the grounds that the former First Lady's treatment is in final stages and the family needed to be with her in London. The accused wanted to go to London to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday directed counsel of ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pay more attention to trial of NAB corruption references.

Responding to the NAB's request of naming former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar in the Exit Control List (ECL) the interior ministry has said that the inclusions are done "only on courts' orders".

Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal who is visiting Norway, said that a decision would be taken after his return and it would be in accordance with the law. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family's wider finances, including the London properties.

"I don't accept such judicial verdicts", Nawaz Sharif said while talking to media after he came out of the Accountability Court in Islamabad.

The bureau had earlier filed a supplementary reference against the former premier and members of his family in the Avenfield properties case.

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