ECP seeks Nawaz Sharif's response on petitions against his political activities

Pakistan Nawaz Sharif Anti-graft court NAB National Accountability Bureau UK

Pakistan Nawaz Sharif Anti-graft court NAB National Accountability Bureau UK

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children were on Wednesday summoned by an anti-corruption court to appear before it on September 19 in a case linked to the family's company in the UK.

Mr. Sharif, his daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, son-in-law Muhammad Safdar and Mr. Dar in their petitions asked the court to review the judgment as it violated several provision of law.

Another reference was filed against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in compliance with the Supreme Court's landmark verdict in the Panamagate case under Section 14C for possessing assets beyond the known sources of his income.

The spokesperson said that one of the points in Sharif's appeal was that two of the five judges that had issued the disqualification verdict had in an earlier sentence found him guilty.

On July 28, SC's five-member bench had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in Panamagate and had instructed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references.

Asif Saeed Khosa, who leads the five-judge bench in the appeal - the same five judges that disqualified him - argued that the content of the sentence was different but both reached the same conclusion, according to Dawn.

The Supreme Court judgment dated July 28 disqualified Nawaz Sharif from the office of prime minister for not disclosing his un-drawn salary from a UAE firm.

The Panama Papers revealed in April 2016 that three of his four children had set up offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands through which they owned property in London, leading the top court to order an investigation after a year of protests by the opposition.

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