What has been happening in court is not being reported correctly: Nawaz

Amid tight security, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an accountability court on Tuesday along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain retired Safdar pertaining to a number of corruption references against the Sharif family.

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Prosecution’s witnesses including the Director Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Sidra Mansoor recorded their statements before Judge Mohammad Bashir, according to the Express News.

Speaking to media representatives during the hearing, Nawaz Sharif complained that what was happening in the accountability court was not being reported as it was.

Responding to a question regarding Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri’s countrywide agitation campaign starting from January 17, he said for the past four and a half years, the PML-N government had been witnessing such movements and that it was quite normal now for him and his party to face them.

Commenting on the news of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman (PTI) Imran Khan third wedding, Nawaz said that the PTI chairman was hiding while defaming the image of an innocent woman and her family.

SECP’s Mansoor, while testifying before the accountability court on Tuesday morning, told the court that she appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officer in Rawalpindi last year and shared details of Al Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment.

She also presented details of the shares owned by Hussain Nawaz, in Mehran Ramzan Textile Mills Ltd. Mansoor told the court that according to documents submitted to the NAB, Hussain used to own 487,400 shares in the mills.

The hearing was later adjourned until January 16.

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court on July 28, 2017, had directed the NAB to file references against Nawaz Sharif and his children within six weeks in the accountability court and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months.

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The three references against the Sharif family are related to the Flagship Investment Ltd, the Avenfield (London) properties and Jeddah-based Al-Azizia Company and Hill Metal Establishment.

The former premier and his sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been named in all three NAB references, while Maryam and husband Safdar have been named only in the Avenfield reference.

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