Lawyers mayhem in NAB Court


The ruling party's lawyers were trying to enter the court premises to witness the proceedings when they were denied an entry by police in wake of stringent security measures, this led to a brawl with security guards.

They were also present during the previous hearing.

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's indictment has been postponed till October 19 by an anti-graft court in Pakistan due to protests by lawyers. While speaking to the media, Minister of State for InteriorTalal Chaudhary dismissed reports that PML-N lawyers had tried to force their way into the court, saying: "PML-N workers did nothing, the incident happened due to overcrowding, that is it".

The lawyers threatened to hold up the hearing until action was taken against the police officials. The head of NAB prosecution team, Sardar Muzaffar, was pushed and shoved during the incident.

Supporters shout slogans in support of ousted Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside an accountability court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Meanwhile, Maryam arrived at the complex.

The decision came shortly after deposed Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar appeared in court for hearing of the graft cases. She was accompanied by ministers, and senior PML-N leaders.

It had also ordered to start the process of declaring Sharif's sons proclaimed offender for failing to appear before the court.

Once Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) supporters and lawyers found out that the hearing had been adjourned, the crowd dispersed. They lawyers said that policemen prevented them from entering the courtroom despite an order of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in this regard. Earlier, Safdar was arrested by the NAB on October 9 just after his return from London but later released by the court on bail.

Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in London with Kulsoom.

The court had set October 13 as the date of his indictment.