PTI leader threatens action against Sharif, Maryam over live transmission of trial

ANI | Updated: Apr 05, 2018 18:52 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 5 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday threatened action against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for broadcasting live the corruption proceedings against them.

Chaudhry warned Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to submit their request to the Islamabad accountability court within 72 hours.

Maryam on Wednesday called for the live broadcast of the proceedings of the corruption case against the Sharif family at the accountability court in Islamabad so that the "country could know what the truth was," Geo News reported.

"The proceedings of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court's hearings against Nawaz Sharif and me should be broadcast live so the nation can know what the truth is," Maryam tweeted.

In a video message on Thursday, Fawad said, "The father and daughter were demanding yesterday that the proceedings they have been appearing for should be aired live."

"But today when the accountability proceedings resumed the lawyers for Nawaz and Maryam did not utter a word regarding the matter," he added.

The PTI leader claimed that the father-daughter duo did not want the corruption proceedings to be aired live and it was just a gimmick.

Commenting on the corruption cases against the Sharif family, Fawad asserted that all the claims in the cases were "proven true one after the other."

"First Nawaz's children said they do not own the properties, even the one in London, which are stated in the references against them. He even refused of owning the offshore companies but his claims were proven wrong after UK registry showed its records. He targets institutions in the morning and wants them to give him relief in the evening," he further said.

Sharif, his sons Hasan and Hussain, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar are facing multiple corruption references in the accountability court.

The corruption references, filed against the Sharif family, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had, on July 28 last year, disqualified Sharif from holding the office of the prime minister and asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against the Sharif family in connection with corruption cases against them.

On the orders of the country's apex court, a JIT was formed last year to probe the allegations on the Sharif family. (ANI)