Accountability court resumes hearing against Sharif family

Accountability court resumes hearing against Sharif family

SAMAA TV obtained details of the important meeting held at Punjab House on Wednesday after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presented himself before an accountability court earlier during the day.

A number of senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders welcomed Sharif at the court.

As the hearing began, Maryam submitted a request asking the court to alter her exemption period.

During voting on the bill, both treasury and opposition benches chanted slogans in favour and against the former premier Sharif, who was disqualified by a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on July 28 for hiding his assets in his nomination papers for 2013 polls.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again claimed that the judiciary was exercising double standards in meting out justice citing the pace of court proceedings in the cases launched against his rivals.

Similarly, Nawaz sought exemption from appearance from December 5-12.

PTI chief expressed his views while talking to media in Kohat and said Nawaz Sharif looted money from Pakistan and sent it overseas illegally.

His remarks came in reference to the National Assembly which on Tuesday rejected with majority vote the motion to consider the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 moved by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Syed Naveed Qamar. "The party's action has made me question their democratic credentials".

At that time, Sharif's lawyer, Azam Tar, said the court had taken the decision in a hurry.

"We delivered despite incessant sit-ins", he said while adding, "sit-ins are still being staged under different guises".

He said corruption cases are now emerging against the PTI leadership as well, including Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen and Aleem Khan.