Sharif's daughter calls for live broadcast of corruption case hearing

ANI | Updated: Apr 04, 2018 22:22 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 4 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz 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."

"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.

Responding to Maryam's tweet, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said, "We had also demanded that the proceedings of the JIT ( Joint Investigation Team) probing the Panama Papers case and the Supreme Court proceedings be broadcast live."

"The decision to broadcast proceedings rests with the court," he added.

According to Geo News, Maryam's tweet came after the father-daughter duo appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad earlier on Wednesday, after arriving from Lahore via a private plane, after having missed yesterday's hearing of the Avenfield properties case due to the harsh weather.

The court is currently hearing corruption cases against the former Pakistan Prime Minister and his family.

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)