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AC Rejects Seven Day Exemption Plea of Nawaz, Maryam

Islamabad(April, 20): The Accountability Court has rejected plea of the sharif family of 7 days exemption from the appearance during hearing of the Avenfield Property Reference Case today. 

The judge of the Accountability Court Islamabad -I, Muhammad Bashir reserved the judgement earlier after hearing arguments of the lawyers.

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The accountability court accepted prosecution’s plea to submit fresh evidence in the case avenfield properties case against Sharif  Family.

Earlier, today soon after the hearing resumed, the counsel of sharif family filed exemption plea from today’s hearing of the sharif family, which was accepted by the court , whereas Captain Retired Safdar has appeared before the court.

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While talking to the newsmen outside the Harley Street Hospital, the former premier said that he did not know either he would be granted exemption or not. He urged the nation to pray for her wife’s good health and for that of all patients in the world.Earlier on April 17, the counsel of Maryam Nawaz had concluded his cross examination of Wajid Zia in Avenfield Reference, Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned the hearing of the case until April 20.

NAB Acquires New Documents About Avenfield Properties:

NAB has acquired new documents from London which state that the Sharif family’s London apartments were transferred to the possession of offshore companies Nielson and Nescoll in 1993-1995.

According to NAB sources, the Avenfield properties were transferred to the offshore companies at the time when Nawaz Sharif’s children, Hussain and Hasan, were young and did not have any source of income.Therefore, they cannot be considered owners of the properties and thus the former premier was their real owner.

The Avenfield properties reference is among three cases filed against Nawaz and his family by NAB in 2017 on the Supreme Court’s directives.

In various statements, Nawaz has said the Avenfield properties were transferred in the name of the companies in 2005-2006 and that they belonged to his children.

The hearing of the Avenfield properties case is presently under way in the accountability court of Islamabad.

Background of The Cases:

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

NAB to file three supplementary references against Nawaz

The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are 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.

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