An accountability courtroom in Islamabad on Monday suspended the listening to into corruption references filed towards members of the Sharif household because it awaits the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom’s determination in reference to a petition filed by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which seeks the consolidation of the references.
The excessive courtroom’s choice is predicted to be introduced within the afternoon right now. The listening to on the accountability courtroom will resume after the choice is introduced.
Earlier at the moment, Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-regulation retired Captain Mohammad Safdar had arrived on the accountability courtroom after touchdown at Islamabad airport. The previous premier was welcomed on the courtroom by numerous PML-N staff
The bureau’s prosecution group and three witnesses had additionally appeared earlier than the courtroom.
Because the listening to had begun, Advocate Khawaja Harris, the counsel representing the Sharifs, had requested the courtroom to droop proceedings until the excessive courtroom pronounces its determination.
In flip, the courtroom suspended proceedings until 1pm because the advocate informed the bench that the decision is predicted to be introduced at the moment.
Harris additionally informed the bench that the listening to on the excessive courtroom is predicted to start at eleven:30am.
Because the listening to was suspended, Nawaz, Maryam and her husband left for Punjab Home. It’s unsure whether or not they may seem earlier than the courtroom when the proceedings resume.
On November 24, the high court had reserved its judgement on the petition looking for clubbing of the references filed towards the previous premier and his shut family members.
Nawaz’s lawyer had argued earlier than a two-member bench of the excessive courtroom that similarities had been famous between the references and sought the consolidation of a minimum of two references ─ Azizia Metal Mills and Flagship Funding references.
The lawyer identified that the references record the identical three people as accused and added that six out of thirteen witnesses in each references have been additionally the identical.
Throughout in the present day’s listening to, the NAB is expected to declare Ishaq Dar a proclaimed offender, as the ten-day interval given to the previous finance minister to seem earlier than the courtroom in reference to the reference filed towards him expires.
The finance minister has repeatedly failed to hitch the trial into the reference filed towards him for allegedly possessing belongings past his recognized sources of revenue.
In a earlier listening to of the case, the courtroom had declared Dar an absconder and warned his guarantors of the confiscation of surety bonds value Rs5 million if the accused didn’t be a part of trial proceedings.
For a while now, the minister has been in London the place he’s present process medical remedy.
A 5-member bench of the Supreme Courtroom on July 28 had directed NAB to file references towards Nawaz and his youngsters in six weeks within the accountability courtroom and directed the trial courtroom to determine the references inside six months.
The Supreme Courtroom additionally assigned Justice Ijazul Ahsan a supervisory position to watch the progress of the accountability courtroom proceedings.
NAB had filed three references on Sept eight towards Sharif and his household, and one other reference towards Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The three references towards the Sharif household are associated to the Flagship Funding Ltd, the Avenfield (London) properties and Jeddah-based mostly Al-Azizia Firm and Hill Metallic Institution.
The previous premier and his sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been named in all three NAB references, whereas Maryam and husband Safdar have been named solely within the Avenfield reference.
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