Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law's petition to delay indictment rejected

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 scuffle erupted when security personnel barred lawyers and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders from entering the court after which the judges along with Justice Mohammad Bashir expressed resentment and left the court without hearing. The police also baton charged the lawyers in which a representative of lawyers community got hurt.

A ruckus by lawyers inside the court room Friday led the accountability court to adjourn Friday's court hearing minutes after it began.

Ahead of the hearing strict security measures have been taken as over 750 troops have been deployed around the federal judicial complex, while workers of the party will not be allowed to enter the court premises. They are of the view that whey lawyers are being stopped from entering the court despite the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

"I will request the Interior Ministry to inquire into the incident", she said.

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The accountability court is trying the brothers along with their father Nawaz Sharif, sister Maryam and brother-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, in corruption references filed against them by the country's top graft buster on the Supreme Court's instructions.

The former prime minister's sons are required to appear before the trial court within 30 days, starting from Oct 11, otherwise they would be declared proclaimed offenders and their properties would be attached.

The bureau's Lahore branch prepared a reference regarding Avenfield apartments in London in which the former premier, his three children and son-in-law have been made respondents.

Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in London with Kulsoom.

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