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Sharifs to face trial in 2 more NAB cases in Adiala Jail

IANS  |  Islamabad 

The trial of two remaining (NAB) cases against former Sharif and his family will take place in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, according to a notification issued by the

"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 Sharif and others," the notification stated on late Friday.

An convicted Sharif, his daughter Maryam and (retd) on July 6 in the Avenfield properties reference. They were given jail terms of 10 years, seven years and one-year, respectively, reports Geo News.

Sharif's sons, and Hussain, have been absconding and were declared "proclaimed offenders" in the case.

After the court's verdict, the remaining cases pertain to the and Hill Metal Establishment, and offshore companies, including Flagship Investment Limited.

The three-time and his daughter were arrested by anti-corruption officials upon their arrival in on Friday night and subsequently taken to on a chartered flight.

The flight landed at the new International Airport at around 10.35 p.m. after which the two were taken to the in separate armoured personnel carriers escorted by police convoys.

A notification issued by the declared the rest house at the in the capital as a sub-jail to keep the two leaders, with immediate effect and until further orders.

Sources then told Geo News that that only would be moved to the rest house. However, later sources claimed that the authorities decided to keep the two at

The trial against the had commenced on September 14, 2017.

Nawaz and his sons are accused in all three graft references whereas and Safdar were accused in the Avenfield reference only. The two brothers, based abroad, had been absconding since the proceedings began last year and were declared proclaimed offenders by the court.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 14:06 IST
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