Islamabad (April 17, 2018): The accountability court will resume the hearing of Avenfield Reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz sharif and his family today.
Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir will resume the hearing and the counsel of Maryam Nawaz will continue to cross examine Wajid Zia today.Yesterday, the AC adjourned the proceeding of the case till today. As the hearing of the case started NAB court granted a one-day exemption to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from appearance after their lawyer informed the court that their flight wasn’t able to take off from Lahore due to inclement weather.
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During hearing, Wajid Zia informed the court that none of the witnesses said that shares of Nelson and Nescol were with Maryam Nawaz, trust deed was fake, on that comment Amjad Pervez, counsel of Maryam Nawaz said that Wajid Zia is telling lie before the court. Court ordered Wajid Zia to present details regarding evidences
Amjad Pervez asked from Wajid Zia that when and under whose name shares of Nelson were issued? Zia replied that according to the documents shares where issued under name of Munarwa on July 4, 2006. He said Maryam Nawaz informed JIT that barrier shares were with her.Amjad pervez asked settler is Husain Nawaz according to the trust dead, Zia replied that statement of maryam and Husain nawaz contradicted each other in this regard.
JIT’s Wajid Zia said that word of “Beneficiary” was used for Husain Nawaz in Trust Deed, in this perspective, it’s a fake trust deed.Zia said that two other accused never said a single time that shares were under name of Maryam, Husain Nawaz said “I don’t Know” when he was asked about beneficial owner from 1994 to 1996, zia added.
Later, Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned the hearing of the Avenfield case till tomorrow against the Sharif family.
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.