Graft cases: Maryam Nawaz, Capt (r) Safdar reach NAB court

Graft cases: Maryam Nawaz, Capt (r) Safdar reach NAB court

The daughter and son-in-law of ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif were on Monday granted bail by the country's anti-graft court in the Panama Papers scandal as they appeared before it following their return from London.

A Pakistani court has delayed the indictment of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges following clashes between his supporters and police.

Addressing the media on her way out of the complex, Maryam said the lawyers should have been allowed to enter the court as they had permission.

Maryam, while interacting with reporters, expressed concern over the unnecessary hurdles created for lawyers and asked the interior ministry to probe the incident.

Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz are nominated accused in references regarding Park Lane Apartments, Al Azizia Steel Mills and offshore companies, while Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (retd) Safdar are nominated in reference regarding Park Lane apartments alone.

As the court was about to begin the proceedings, lawyers started protesting in the court room of Judge Muhammad Bashir against security arrangements which had "restricted their movement in the court premises".

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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.

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

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

Meanwhle PML-N Senator Pervaiz Rashid said: "Nawaz Sharif today did not appear before the Accountability Court in Islamabad because he is in London to look after his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom". The cases were filed after the July 28 verdict by the Supreme Court which disqualified Sharif.

The court has made a decision to declare Hassan and Hussain fugitives in case they fail to appear before the accountability court within a month.

The judge had expressed his fury over absence of the members of Sharif family and had chose to separate cases of each member in order to differentiate between present and absent accused.

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