An accountability court on Tuesday (July 9) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz in Avenfield reference on July 19 for submitting fake trust deed. The notice has been issued by accountability court (AC) Judge Muhammad Bashir.
It is worth mentioning here that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had claimed that the trust deed submitted by Maryam Nawaz was forged, and requested the court to start trial against the PML-N leader.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 08th September 2017, filed four references in the accountability court against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons — Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz — his daughter Maryam Nawaz, son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar and Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar.
The London properties owned by Sharif family were revealed in Panama Papers. The luxury flats, Nawaz Sharif has been using since 90s, were bought from illegitimate money, an accusation the ruling family denies.
In July 2018, an accountability court had handed Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB. His daughter Maryam was given seven years for abetment after she was found “instrumental in concealment of the properties of her father” and one year for non-cooperation with the bureau. Meanwhile, Nawaz’s son-in-law retired Captain Safdar has been given one year jail time — for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abeting Nawaz and Maryam.
In Sept 2018, the IHC had accepted the convicts’ petitions and suspended the trio’s respective prison sentences — a decision that the corruption watchdog had subsequently challenged in the apex court.
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