NAB seeks travel ban on Sharif, family

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During the last hearing, the Sharif family filed an application, seeking a fortnight's exemption from personal attendance from February 19 onwards on the grounds that the former First Lady's treatment is in final stages and the family needed to be with her in London.

Also on Tuesday, Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir issued a notice to NAB over the delay in the filing of supplementary references against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment cases.

The deputy prosecutor said Sharif's two sons have already been declared proclaimed offenders in the case and the case should not be further delayed.

According to reports, eight new witnesses in each reference, as well as fresh evidence gathered against the Sharif family has been made part of the supplementary references.

On Wednesday, the NAB formally requested the Ministry of Interior to place the names of several members of Sharif family on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Meanwhile, the NAB on Wednesday moved two supplementary references in the accountability court in support of the previous cases.

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Nawaz and his son are accused in all three cases, while Maryam and Safdar are named in the London properties case.

However, it remains to be seen whether Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal directs his ministry to place his party chief Nawaz Sharif on the ECL.

Mr Sharif among the three accused are attending hearings of courts with consistency.

But they will return after a few days and will be present in the accountability court at the time of announcement of judgments in these cases.

Deploring graft proceedings against him, ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the judges, who allegedly pledged their allegiance to the dictators, want to remove him as the ruling party president.

The bureau had earlier filed a supplementary reference against the former premier and members of his family in the Avenfield properties case.

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