Trail of remaining two NAB references against Sharif family will take place in Adiala jail.
This statement is out according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice late Friday.
The notification says,
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (b) of section 16 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), the federal government is please to specify the Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi, to be the place where the Accountability Court-I, Islamabad shall sit for trial of References No. 18/2017 and 19/2017 against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and others.”
Accountability court convicted Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Captain Retd. Safdar in the Avenfield Properties Reference on July 6. All of them are sentenced to jail and imposed heavy fines on them. Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been running away and were declared ‘proclaimed offenders’ in the case.
After the accountability court’s verdict is out, the trail for remaining NAB references against Sharif family namely; Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, and offshore companies, including Flagship Investment Limited will take place in Adiala jail.
On Thursday, Sharif family’s petition has been rejected regarding transferring the Al- Azizia corruption reference to another judge.
Nawaz and Maryam were arrested by NAB officials upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night and shifted to Islamabad on a chartered flight. FIA had confiscated their passports.
A notification issued by the Islamabad administration declared the rest house at the Sihala Police Training College in the capital as a sub-jail to keep the two figures, with immediate effect and until further orders.
Both are now currently at Adiala jail.