Accountability Court granted one week exemption to Nawaz Sharif

The accountability court (AC) has on Monday granted a one-week exemption to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance in the court in mega corruption references filed against him and his family members by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in line with the Supreme Court directive in the Panamagate case.

The accountability court (AC) judge Muhammad Bashir heard the three corruption references against the Sharif family.

During the proceedings, Khawaja Harris, the counsel of Nawaz Sharif submitted an application seeking personal court appearance of his client. The court while accepting his plea granted him exemption from the personal appearance.

The prosecution witness Malik Tayyab appeared before the court and presented a record of Nawaz Sharif’s transaction through cheques.

The court also rejected Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking to change the date of the exemption from court appearance, however, she will have an exemption from November 15 to December 15.

The court later adjourned the hearing until tomorrow.

Earlier, the accountability court (AC) had adjourned the hearing of mega corruption references filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in line with the Supreme Court directive in the Panamagate case until 1 pm.

The former prime minister along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar appeared before the accountability court (AC) amid tight security.

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