The court has also given a questionnaire to the former PM under section 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, to seek his answers. NAB’s counsel, Wasiq Malik, during his arguments, said the accused persons were given ample chance before the JIT, Supreme Court and the NAB to defend the charges, but their proofs turned out to be false, he claimed.

He said foreign assets of Mian Nawaz Sharif and his relatives were discovered after unraveling of the Panama Papers.

‘The State is like a mother and it can ask questions regarding excess of wealth of leaders of the country,’ he argued.

Accountability court Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik chaired proceedings  of the case.