NAB references: Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar to be indicted today

NAB references: Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar to be indicted today

NAB references: Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar to be indicted today

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will not appear before an anti-corruption court here today to face indictment in the Panama Papers case as he is in London with his ailing wife, a senior leader has said.

A lawyer belonging to PML-N allegedly injured by police during a scuffle outside the Federal Judicial Complex on Friday.

As Maryam Nawaz entered the court, more lawyer and PML-N supporters managed to enter the courtroom after clashes with security guards.

While speaking to media Maryam Nawaz asked the interior ministry to come up with a strategy to avoid such events from reoccurring.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court of Pakistan has adjourned the hearing of graft cases against the Sharif family after a number of lawyers associated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) forced their way into the court and surrounded the judge's bench.

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Safdar through his counsel filed a petition in the high court, requesting it to restrain a trial court from indicting him and his wife on Oct 13.

Earlier on October 9, the accountability court had also observed that Sharif, Maryam and Capt. Safdar would be indicted on October 13 (today).

The judge chose to end the court proceedings for the day and asked both defendants to leave the courtroom and return for the hearing on October 18.

"Those who want to appear by free will are arrested from airport, but we are not afraid of it", she said.

It had also ordered NAB to initiate the process of declaring Sharif's sons - Hassan and Hussain - proclaimed offenders, for consistently skipping court proceedings in the graft references pertaining to the Park Lane flats and the establishment of offshore companies.

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The "Volume-10" of the Joint Investigation Team report is said to have dealt with the mutual legal business agreements between the Sharif family and different foreign governments.

A special representative Zaafar Khan is set to appeared before the court on behalf of Nawaz Sharif.

NAB has filed three references against Nawaz Sharif and his children.

Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in London with Kulsoom.

Sharif was disqualified from office in July.

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