Maryam, Safdar reach accountability court to attend reference hearing

Maryam, Safdar reach accountability court to attend reference hearing

Islamabad (Staff Report): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz and her husband MNA Capt (retd) Safdar reached the Accountability Court today (Thursday) to attend hearing regarding corruption references against Nawaz family. 

The judge of the Accountability Court, Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing. Maryam Nawaz reached to the court after landing at Islamabad airport in a special plane from Lahore while her husband, MNA Capt (retd) Safdar, has already reached the court. 

Nawaz's political aides senators Asif Kirmani and Pervaiz Rasheed, State Interior Minister Tallal Chaudhry, Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz and other government officials are present inside the court along with lawyers, members of the media and NAB officials. 

However, the former premier will be skipping today's hearing as well as he is in Saudi Arabia. 

The first two witnesses of the National Accountability Bureau, one from Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the other from Federal Board of Revenue, are expected to record their statements today.

Outside the judicial complex around 400 police and paramilitary personnel have been stationed in and around the judicial complex for today's hearing.

Earlier, reports had claimed that Nawaz would arrive in Pakistan for the hearing after leaving London for Saudi Arabia earlier this week. 

At the last hearing on October 19, Nawaz, in his absence, was indicted in the Avenfield properties case alongside Maryam and Safdar.

Nawaz has also been indicted in the two other references against him.