Pakistan Court Delays Ex-PM Sharif's Indictment After Clash

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Sharif family on Friday moved the Supreme Court to halt the proceeding of the accountability court in three corruption cases.

The court has also separated the trials of Nawaz's sons, Hasan and Hussain, who have not shown up for a single hearing as they are in London.

The accountability court adjourned the hearing of corruption case against the Sharif family, when Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) lawyers and supporters created ruckus as Maryam Nawaz and Captain Muhammad Safdar (retd) arrived in court.

As she left the court premises, Maryam Nawaz told reporters that she will ask the Interior Ministry to come up with a strategy to keep such events from occurring in the future.

The plea, filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's legal team, states that Section 9 (a) (5) of the National Accountability Ordinance holds that the reference against possession of assets beyond known sources of income should be one and not spread over several references.

Just as accountability court Judge Muhammad Bashir entered the courtroom, a number of lawyers associated with the PML-N forced their way into the court and surrounded the judge's bench, claiming that they were manhandled by security forces outside the court and prevented from entering the courtroom.

They were also present during the previous hearing.

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Sharif may return on the next hearing but it depends on the condition of his wife, Rashid said.

The court during the hearing on October 9 chose to separate the trial of Sharif's sons Hussain and Hassan from Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law.

After hearing arguments from the prosecution, the court accepted the bail of both Maryam and her husband.

Sharif's wife Kulsoom, who is suffering from throat cancer, has undergone three surgeries in the United Kingdom so far.

Sharif's daughter Maryam, after appearing before the NAB court on Monday, said that she was not afraid of getting arrested.

He had to step down as prime minister and president of the PML-N party after being disqualified by the Supreme Court.

Sharif's family has alleged that the cases are politically motivated.

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