IHC turns down Capt Safdar’s plea to delay

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From Our Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) yesterday rejected a petition moved by Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar, in a bid to postpone the date of his indictment in a corruption reference, saying the petition was non-maintainable. Safdar had argued in the petition that the indictment could not happen until at least seven days after his first appearance in court. Since it will have been only four days on October 13 he had requested the IHC to cancel the indictment tomorrow. Safdar and his wife Maryam Nawaz had on Monday appeared before an accountability court in Islamabad. After the proceedings, the court had granted them bail, barred Safdar from leaving Pakistan without the court’s permission and set the date of their indictment for October 13. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hassan and Hussain and son-in-law Safdar are facing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references pertaining to the London properties owned by the Sharif family.

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