Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court

Former PM Nawaz Sharif

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

Maryam Nawaz talking to media while leaving the court due to adjournment of the case also lamented over the incident and said that the interior ministry should take notice of the brawl.

Advocate Khawaja Harris told the judge that Sharif couldn't appear because he is in London, taking care of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz.

Both Maryam and Safdar have been charged by the NAB in one of three corruption cases filed on September 8 against Sharif. "It should have been avoided", she said. They had also attended the previous hearing.

The hearing was adjourned until October 13, when members of the Sharif family will be indicted.

Hussain and Hassan have been given a 30-day deadline (till 10 November) to appear before the court failing which they will be declared proclaimed offenders, the NAB has said.

The court during the hearing on 9 October made a decision to separate the trial of Sharif's sons Hussain and Hassan from Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law.

On Monday, the accountability court ordered the NAB to initiate the process of declaring the former premier's sons proclaimed offenders, as they have consistently skipped proceedings in three graft references pertaining to their London flats and the establishment of offshore companies.

Maryam, who is being groomed as Sharif's political successor, appeared in the court for the first time today.

During the hearing, Sharif's lawyer also presented an application to exempt him from appearing before the court today. The court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Husain, Hasan and Safdar last Monday after they failed to appear before it. She was accompanied by ministers, and senior PML-N leaders.

Sharif was re-elected as the president of the PML-N on 3 October and immediately demanded that those who disqualified him should respect the people's mandate and democracy.



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