ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an accountability court on Monday for the hearing of two graft cases against him and his family.
Police brought the thrice former prime minister in an armored vehicle to the court from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.
Strict security measures were put in place when Sharif arrived at the court. Media personnel were also barred from entering.
Accountability court judge Arshad Malik conducted the hearing into two graft cases — Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment — against Sharif and his family.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year filed three cases against Sharif’s family members.
The hearing has been adjourned till Aug. 15.
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar are serving jail terms of 10 years, seven years and one year respectively in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, after the accountability court convicted them on July 6 in a case for owning luxury flats in London.
Two of Sharif’s sons, Hassan Nawaz and Hussian Nawz, are also co-accused in all the three NAB cases. The two have already been declared absconders over non-appearance before the court.