Summons to be sent to London address
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday ordered that the former PM Nawaz Sharif and his other family members should appear before the accountability court on September 26 in connection with the Supreme Court-mandated corruption references.
NAB also directed that the summons be dispatched to the Sharif family’s London address. Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Muhammad Safdar left for London on Monday to meet the family members there.
During the court proceedings, NAB prosecutors told the court that they were not allowed entry into the Sharif family’s multiple homes and had to hand over the summons to the guards at each of the premises.
The prosecutors also said that earlier, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz had refused to receive the summons.
PML-N leader Asif Kirmani, who appeared in court on the Sharifs’ behalf, said that the family was not present in the court as they had all gone to be with Kulsoom Nawaz who is recovering from surgery.
Kirmani also told the court that Kulsoom is scheduled to undergo another surgery in the next couple of days, therefore an exact date for the family’s return cannot be ascertained.
Last month, the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had chosen not to appear before NAB after they were asked to join the investigation in different cases.
“The Sharifs are anticipating the outcome of these references, therefore they have no plans to appear before the accountability courts,” the PML-N leader had said.