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ISLAMABAD (PAK TIMES): Ousted, convicted and former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif was produced before Accountability Court on Monday in Al-Azizia Steel Mill and Flagship Investment references filled by NAB against Sharif family members.

The Jail authorities brought Nawaz Sharif to the Accountability Court in an armored vehicle and entered from the rear entrance of the judicial complex. As many as 200 personnel were deployed around the accountability court during the hearing.

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National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court judge Arshad Malik heard the case instead of Muhammad Bashir after Islamabad High Court (IHC) two-member bench approved Nawaz Sharif’s plea for transferring Al-Azizia Steel Mill and Flagship Investment references to the other court.

During the hearing of the case, NAB prosecution team and the head of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia appeared before the court.

The court while adjourning the proceedings till August 15 has summoned Nawaz Sharif, Wajid Zia and Investigating Officer Mehboob Alam on next hearing.

During the hearing, the authorities have banned the entry of irrelevant persons and media personnel in the Federal Judicial Complex.

In Avenfield reference, the supremo has been awarded 11-year jail sentence while his political heir-apparent Maryam Nawaz has been awarded seven-year jail sentence and son-in-law Capt (Rtd) Safdar one-year.