RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Ministry of Law on Saturday has issued notification for the trial of Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references in jail of convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
Accountability court will hold its next hearings of the cases in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi as both the convicts have been shifted to the prison.
It is to be mentioned here that on Friday, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz made a brief stay at the Abu Dhabi airport where their flight was delayed for nearly three hours. They landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport at 9.10 pm IST via Etihad Airways flight EY243.
They were flown to Rawalpindi in a special aircraft and the aircraft will reach Islamabad’s Benazir International Aiport in 40 minutes. The government has left no stone unturned to ensure the arrest goes as smoothly as possible. The Punjab government imposed Section 144 (unlawful assembly) in Lahore.
Security was tightened across the city and roads leading up to the airport were blocked to prevent PML-N workers from reaching there. Around 10,000 security personnel were deployed throughout the city to maintain law and order. Internet and mobile services were also suspended.
Nawaz was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a corruption court over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London, whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The ex-premier s son-in-law is currently serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally gotten money.