Whatever court decides will take legal course of action: Nawaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that no matter what the accountability court decides in the corruption references against Sharif family, they will take a legal course of action in the matter.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif met today, where he decided over the course of action in relation to the verdict on Flagship and Al-Azizia steel mills references.

Nawaz and his brother Shehbaz, in the meeting, decided that they will likely approach other opposition parties once the verdict has been issued.

Earlier today, Maryam Nawaz Sharif vowed to play an active part in mobilising PML-N workers to raise voice for justice for party leader Nawaz Sharif, official informed media.

The daughter of the former prime minister expressed her ambitions in a meeting with Nawaz, the sources said. She was quoted as saying that the accountability court’s decisions that were meant to distance her father from the masses were grounded in baseless assumptions.

The accountability court on Wednesday reserved verdicts in the remaining two corruption references against Nawaz.

The court will announce its verdicts in Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia references against the Sharif family on Monday, December 24.

Trial

The trial against the Sharif family commenced on September 14, 2017.

On July 6, after four extensions in the original six-month deadline to conclude all three cases, the accountability court announced its verdict in the Avenfield reference. Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar were sentenced to 11 years, eight years and one year, respectively, in prison.

Nawaz and his sons, Hussain and Hasan, are accused in all three references whereas Maryam and Safdar were accused in the Avenfield reference only.

The two brothers, based abroad, have been absconding since the proceedings began last year and were declared proclaimed offenders by the court.