Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the filing of multiple corruption references against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in relation to the Panama Papers case judgement.
The NAB has in total filed three references against the Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the accountability court, in light of the Supreme Court's orders in the Panama Papers case verdict of July 28. Reportedly, the pumped-up PML-N lawyers were stopped from entering the courtroom, and in the ensuing scuffle a black coat suffered minor wounds, causing matters to spill into the courtroom itself, forcing the judge to adjourn proceedings to October 19, perhaps the secretly desired end result of the whole enterprise.
These voices echoed the courtroom following a scuffle broke out between the federal police and PML-N lawyers outside the court premises.
Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in London with Kulsoom.
"He (Sharif) has nominated a representative to appear before the court to face the indictment and deny the charges", he said.
The Interior Ministry asked Islamabad police to compile a detailed report on the incident. She said the lawyers should have been permitted to attend the hearing.More news: Probe team releases sketches of Gauri murder suspects
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TV footages showed that Maryam and Safdar were present inside the court when lawyers created ruckus. However, she added that since both of them reside overseas, therefore, local laws did not apply to them.
It had also ordered to start the process of declaring Sharif's sons proclaimed offender for failing to appear before the court.
In the last hearing, the court had declared Hasan and Hussain Nawaz - Nawaz Sharif's sons - as absconders, besides approving the bail of Maryam and Safdar after they appeared in court.
Kulsoom, who is suffering from throat cancer, has undergone three surgeries in the United Kingdom so far. He set Oct 13 for his, Maryam and Safdar's indictment.
The Sharif family's petition states that conducting several trial on one allegation violates the basic rights of the petitioners.