Nawaz summoned again in Al-Azizia, Flagship references as hearing adjourned till Aug 15

Nawaz summoned again in Al-Azizia, Flagship references as hearing adjourned till Aug 15

ISLAMABAD  – Incarcerated former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif was produced before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court Monday in Al-Azizia Steel Mill and Flagship Investment references.

Jail authorities brought Sharif to the NAB court in armoured vehicle and entered from the rear entrance of the judicial complex. As many as 200 personnel were deployed around the accountability court.

NAB court judge Arshad Malik heard the case instead of Muhammad Bashir after Islamabad High Court (IHC) two-member bench approved Nawaz Sharif’s plea for transferring Al-Azizia Steel Mill and Flagship Investment references to other court.

During the hearing, NAB prosecution team and Joint Invetigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia appeared before the court.

The court while adjourning the proceedings till August 15 has summoned Sharif, Zia and investigating officer Mehboob Alam on next hearing.

Authorities banned the entry of irrelevant persons and media personnel in the Federal Judicial Complex during the hearing.

In Avenfield reference, the supremo has been awarded 11-year jail sentence while his political heir-apparent Maryam Nawaz has been awarded seven-year jail sentence and son-in-law Capt (rtd) Safdar one-year.

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