Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-regulation retired captain Safdar on Friday appeared earlier than the accountability courtroom to face trial in three NAB references towards them referring to Flagship Investments and different off-shore corporations, their Avenfield Properties and the Al-Azizia Firm.
That is the primary time that the three accused appeared earlier than the courtroom collectively amid tight safety.
The ousted prime minister arrived in Islamabad from London on Thursday amid a VIP protocol.
The courtroom had indicted Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Mohammad Safdar on October 19 in reference to a reference pertaining to the Avenfield flats filed towards them by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Sharif was indicted individually indicted within the Al-Azizia Metal Mills and Hill Metallic Institution references.
All three accused pleaded not responsible to the fees. Hassan and Hussain Nawaz have been named co-accused within the cost sheet within the references.
The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) had accepted a petition moved by the previous prime minister to membership collectively three separate accountability references pending towards him, ordering an accountability courtroom which had dismissed the request earlier to think about the case once more.
In doing so, the IHC put aside the October 19 decision of the accountability courtroom to show down the petition.
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.
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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