Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children — Hassan, Hussain, Maryam — and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar were summoned to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) on Sunday but none of them turned up,” NAB spokesperson said.
Sharif has expressed serious concerns on the NAB investigation against him and his family members, saying that it was unprecedented for a Supreme Court judge to supervise NAB proceedings against him and his family members to get a “desired result”.
The NAB confirmed that Nawaz Sharif and his sons have been directed to appear before NAB’s Lahore office on August 18.
Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif appealed against the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case on Tuesday. In three separate review petitions, Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Harris, cited 19 reasons as to why he should not be disqualified.
The five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the prime minister to quit.
A five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Nawaz Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the prime minister to quit.
Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan defines who can and cannot qualify for membership of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Pakistan’s Parliament). It spells the prerequisites for an individual to be considered eligible to lead the state.
“Time has come that it has to be decided who will rule this country. A bunch of few cannot or the 200 million people. Pakistan is not the property of a few people,” said Nawaz Sharif.
The National Assembly seat fell vacant after 67-year-old Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case on July 28.
“Hamid was standing on the road side when an elite squad vehicle of Nawaz convoy hit him and sped away. We rushed to rescue the boy but he died on the spot,” Nadim, an eyewitness told reporters.
Iqbal, who was the minister for planning and development in the previous Nawaz Sharif government, was spotted in the PIA flight from Islamabad to Lahore, sans any protocol.
He warned the supporters that their elected leaders would again be sacked in future if “you do not protect your rights”. “It has happened with me for the third time. Is this not an insult to your vote?” he said.
“It is my wish that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi remains prime minister till the end of the tenure,” said Nawaz Sharif, while addressing senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz at the Punjab House in Islamabad.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shariz left for his hometown Lahore from Punjab House in Islamabad after meeting top officials of his party and Prime Minister Shahid Khawan Abbasi, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Abid Sher Ali, Dawn News reported.
Election Commission of Pakistan through the notice told the PML-N that Sharif cannot lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002. The ECP also referred to the constitution of PML-N which mandates that the party would appoint its new chief within one week.