Open trial of Nawaz green lighted by Cabinet

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the open trial of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the remaining two references lodged against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The meeting, chaired by interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, reportedly discussed a nine-point agenda which also included the matter of Nawaz’s trial within the premises of Adiala jail.

During the meeting, the cabinet also discussed the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.

Sharifs file appeal in IHC against their conviction

The ousted premier and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested upon their arrival in Lahore on July 13 and moved to Adiala jail following an accountability court’s verdict in the Avenfield Apartments corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The trio – convicted by an accountability court on July 6 in Avenfield Apartments case – filed two separate petitions against the trial court’s order, seeking suspension of sentences and transfer of the pending two NAB references to some other accountability court.

However, the IHC on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on their petitions till the end of this month, eliminating all chances of three members of the Sharif family, who are incarcerated in Rawalpindi’s famous Adiala Jail, to come out of their captivity before the election.

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