RAWALPINDI: The Accountability court will hold a trial regarding the Flagship Investment and Al Aziza Steel Mills references against PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif and others in Adiala Jail, notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice
Earlier, Father and daughter duo left London for Lahore for facing their jail sentence, awarded to them in Avenfield Reference case and were taken into custody as soon as they flew in to the country by National Accountability Court (NAB) 12 members formed committee.
They were granted B Class facility in Adiala Jail, where Captain Safdar, husband of Maryam Nawaz, is also serving his one-year jail term.
According to initial reports, facilities of television, newspapers, fan, personal bedding and clothing and attached bath will be provided in their enclosure.
Cabinet sub-committee holds meeting on placing Nawaz, Maryam on ECL
The cabinet sub-committee held a meeting on the matter pertaining to placing Nawaz and Maryam’s names on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Caretaker interior minister Azam Khan chaired the meeting.
The sub-committee forwarded the request to put Nawaz and Maryam on ECL to caretaker prime minister Nasirul Mulk.
“Cabinet to approve request during the next meeting,” Khan said.
Trial of remaining NAB references to take place in Adiala Jail
The trial of two remaining National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against the Sharif family will take place in Adiala Jail, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice late Friday.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (b) of section 16 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), the federal government is please to specify the Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi, to be the place where the Accountability Court-I, Islamabad shall sit for trial of References No. 18/2017 and 19/2017 against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and others,” the notification read.
The remaining cases pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, and offshore companies, including Flagship Investment Limited.
Maryam, Safdar’s appeals to be filed on Monday: sources
Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar Awan’s appeals against the verdict in the Avenfield Properties corruption reference will be filed on July 16, sources familiar with the matter informed Geo News on Saturday.
An accountability court last week sentenced Maryam, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, to eight years in prison with a £2-million fine (Rs335-million), and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar to a year in prison. Nawaz himself was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped with a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion).