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Nawaz Sharif to appear before NAB court today – Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who returned to the nation on Monday morning, is about to seem earlier than a Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) courtroom right now (Tuesday) in reference to three corruption references.

Quite a few Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, together with federal ministers, are anticipated to accompany the previous prime minister at his first look earlier than the accountability courtroom, which had summoned Mr Sharif after his failure to seem at an earlier listening to on Sept 19.

The courtroom had additionally summoned Mr Sharif’s sons — Hussain and Hassan — however they won’t be showing right now as they’re nonetheless in London tending to their mom, who’s present process most cancers remedy.

Sources within the PML-N informed Daybreak that the counsel for Mr Sharif’s sons would ask the courtroom to exempt his shoppers from private look since they have been taking care of Kulsoom Nawaz.

Mr Sharif’s political secretary Asif Kirmani informed reporters outdoors Punjab Home that the previous prime minister would maintain a press convention right now (Tuesday) after showing earlier than the NAB courtroom.

The previous prime minister was obtained by quite a lot of get together leaders, together with Nationwide Meeting Spe­aker Ayaz Sadiq and cupboard ministers, on the airport and was whisked to Punjab Home amid tight safety.

Mr Kirmani mentioned that the previous PM held quite a lot of casual conferences and consulted senior get together leaders, in addition to members of his authorized workforce, to plan methods to take care of the authorized and political challenges dealing with the get together.

Ex-PM confers with PML-N leaders, together with Nisar, quickly after return from London

Essentially the most important improvement of the day was Mr Sharif’s assembly with former inside minister and estranged PML-N chief Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The latter spent a substantial period of time at Punjab Home after holding a one-on-one assembly with the previous prime minister.

Chaudhry Nisar has been brazenly criticising PML-N’s technique in coping with the problems associated to the army and judiciary and was crucial of the get together’s coverage after the July 28 verdict of the apex courtroom within the Panama Papers case.

A senior PML-N chief and get together office-bearers informed Daybreak that the Nawaz-Nisar assembly materialised as a result of efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who remains to be in London and anticipated to return within the subsequent few days.

The sources mentioned that the previous prime minister was not feeling comfy attributable to a knee ailment, and was seen sitting in an uncommon posture since he was unable to bend his legs.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi additionally visited Punjab Home within the night and held consultations along with his predecessor on points associated to governance.

Others who known as on Mr Sharif included PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq, Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jha­gra, ministers Zahid Hamid, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Daniyal Aziz and Talal Chaudhry.

Talking to reporters in London earlier than leaving for Islamabad, the previous prime minister had mentioned that he had come to the UK solely to inquire after the well being of his spouse and had no plans to remain for a very long time.

The Sharif household had earlier opted to boycott courtroom proceedings. Nonetheless, the sources mentioned they modified their thoughts and determined to seem earlier than the courts on the recommendation of quite a lot of senior get together leaders, together with Shahbaz Sharif, and their legal professionals.

Accountability Choose Mohammad Bashir had earlier summoned Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar on Sept 19 in reference to three corruption references filed by NAB below Supreme Court docket orders.

Although Mr Sharif and his youngsters have publicly expressed considerations over the SC judgement and had filed overview petitions earlier than the identical bench, the petitions have been all dismissed on Sept 15.

NAB had filed three references towards the Sharif household in reference to the London properties, the institution of 16 corporations, together with Flagship Funding Ltd within the UK and Azizia Metal Mills and Hill Steel Institution in Jeddah.

The previous premier and his sons have been named in all three references, whereas Maryam and Capt Safdar have solely been named within the Avenfield reference.

Revealed in Daybreak, September 26th, 2017

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