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Sharif family to face trial in 2 more NAB cases inside Adiala Jail

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The legal proceedings of the remaining two (NAB) reference cases against former Sharif and his family will take place in in

Geo TV quoted a notification issued by on Friday that read, "In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (b) of section 16 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), the is please to specify the Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi, to be the place where the Accountability Court-I, shall sit for trial of References No. 18/2017 and 19/2017 against Mian Muhammad Sharif and others."

While Sharif and his UK-based sons, and are named in all the three corruption cases - Avenfield reference, Flagship investment and Al-Azizia reference, and are only named in the Avenfield case.

The NAB on Friday night took Sharif and his daughter into custody in connection to the Avenfield reference case after their flight landed at at 8:48 p.m. (local time) amidst high drama.

Their passports were confiscated and subsequently boarded onto a small chartered plane bound for International Airport (IIA), reported. The plane landed at International Airport at around 10:35 pm (local time), following which the father-daughter duo were taken to in in separate personnel carriers escorted by police convoys, Geo TV reported.

According to a notification issued by the Islamabad administration, the rest house at the has been turned into a sub-jail for Sharif and with immediate effect until further orders.

Geo TV quoted sources saying that the authorities decided to keep the father-daughter duo at for the time being.

Sharif and Maryam were surrounded by a huge wave of NAB officials and (FIA), as their flight landed at the airport. The father-daughter duo was formally arrested after the immigration.

On July 6, the father-daughter duo were convicted in absentia in the Avenfield reference case on July 6 by the While Sharif has been given 10 years of imprisonment and slapped with a fine of eight million pounds, Maryam was awarded eight years in jail and fined two million pounds.

The case pertains to the purchase of Avenfield apartments through offshore companies, the beneficial owner of which was Maryam.

The father-daughter duo was in to meet Sharif's ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing

Earlier in April, Pakistan's disqualified the three-time former from contesting elections for the rest of his life because of his corruption cases as revealed in the Panama Papers leaks case.

Sharif had stepped down as in July last year after the apex court's ruling.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 12:15 IST
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