Nawaz to appear before accountability court shortly | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will shortly depart the Punjab House to appear before the accountability court where he has been summoned with regards to three corruption references. 

Nawaz returned to Pakistan on Monday after spending over three weeks in London. A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders descended on Punjab House early morning to see-off the former premier. 

Sources said a number of party leaders and government officials will accompany Nawaz as well. 

Nawaz is also expected to address a ‘significant’ press conference after his appearance in court. 

The Islamabad administration has made special traffic and security arrangements in and around Sector G-11, where the court is located. 

Sources said around 1,500 police personnel have been deployed to secure the route of the former premier whereas Rangers and Elite Force personnel will secure the courts complex. 

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar had all been summoned by the accountability court. However, only Nawaz will appear in person today. 

Khawaja Harris will represent the former premier in court while Amjad Pervez will represent his children and son-in-law, sources informed.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed three references against Nawaz and his family, pertaining to which an accountability court summoned them on September 19.

However, the Sharifs failed to appear before the court as they were all in London. 

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