NAB references: Nawaz Sharif receives court summons at Punjab House

  • Former premier expected to attend hearing on Nov 3

ISLAMABAD – A five-member team of the National Accountability Burea (NAB) on Thursday reached the Punjab House following the arrival of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from London.

The team handed over court orders issued in the three references regarding Avenfield apartments, Azizia Steel Mills and other companies. The accountability court had also issued bailable arrest warrant for Sharif on not appearing before the court.

The former premier signed the three court summons while Minister of State for CADD Tariq Fazal Chaudhry signed the surety bond against the bail of Nawaz.

Earlier today, Nawaz Sharif reached Islamabad airport from London after staying in London for less than a month with his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz.

He is expected to appear in the accountability court tomorrow (Nov 3) to attend the hearing of corruption reference filed by the NAB in the light of the Supreme Court orders in Panamagate verdict.

The court had summoned him on November 3 and 6 in the cases.