Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court

Former PM Nawaz Sharif

Former PM Nawaz Sharif

"Since the NAB has not yet received a reply from the United Kingdom authorities, it has made a decision to pursue the matter in person", a source said, adding that the team would make sure its return before October 13 to submit a report to the accountability court in Islamabad in connection with the indictment of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and sons Hassan and Hussain.

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.

Maryam said the PML-N lawyers should have been allowed to enter the court as they had permission.

Maryam Nawaz talking to media while leaving the court due to adjournment of the case also lamented over the incident and said that the interior ministry should take notice of the brawl.

The apex court had also ordered the opening of several corruption cases against Sharif and members of his family.

The court accepted the bail applications of Maryam and Safdar and postponed the hearing till October 13, according to court officials.

Both separately appeared in the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir.

TV footages showed Sharif's daughter Maryam and son-in- law captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar arriving at the court premises to attend the hearing. His legal team nominated Zafir Khan as the "pleader" - the person who will stand for Sharif in court during his indictment.

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

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 anti-graft body was given six weeks, from the date of the apex court's order, to file the reference in an accountability court while the accountability court was granted six months to wrap up the proceedings. Sharif again failed to appear before the judge because his wife is ill and being treated in London.

Sharif, his daughter, his son-in-law, and his two sons face corruption allegations stemming from an investigation into documents leaked from a Panama law firm that indicated that Sharif and some of his family members had undisclosed assets overseas.

If convicted, the accused may face up to 14 years imprisonment and lifelong disqualification from holding public office including the freezing of bank accounts and assets.

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