Nawaz, Sharif

Nawaz Sharif appear before court in corruption trial

Nawaz Sharif appear before court in corruption trial ‘Mockery of justice should be stopped’: Nawaz Sharif,  appear before court in corruption trial (Pakistan Press  Club) Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar Pakistan Press Clubeared before an accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday as trial resumed into the corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A number of senior PML-N leaders were present at the court to welcome Sharif.Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir had last week granted Sharif a seven-day exemption from personal Pakistan Press Clubearance while his daughter Maryam was exempted for a month. However, the duo Pakistan Press Clubeared before the court today due to a change in their plans. The exemption was gran­ted on the grounds that both wanted to see the ailing Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment in the UK, as well as security reasons. Maryam and Nawaz have now filed an Pakistan Press Clublication in the court requesting a change in the exemption period, seeking to be absent from December 5 to January 5, 2018. A decision on the exemption will be taken after the lawyers end their arguments. The Sharif family members left the court after two prosecution witnesses recorded their statements. Four new witnesses testify NAB prosecution presented four new witnesses against the Sharifs today. Mohammad Rasheed, Mazhar Raza Khan Bangash — who belongs to RIAA Barker Gillette law firm — Chaudhry Sugar Mills CFO Sahbaz Haider Chaudhry [...]