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Avenfield Ref: Wajid Zia’s Cross Examination Concluded

Islamabad(April 11, 2018): The cross examination on Wajid Zia, the star witness in Avenfield Reference filed against Sharif family, completed on the 10th day after the Sharif’s counsel concluded the process. 

It is the 10 day for the FIA Additional Director and former Panama JIT Head Wajid Zia when he is cross examined in the case by the Nawaz Sharif counsel Khwaja Haris.

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The judge Muhammad Bashir, who is also hearing other key cases in accountability court-I of Islamabad, resumed the hearing on Wednesday and the Sharif’s counsel continued the cross examination from Zia for the 10th consecutive day.

Earlier in the day, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Maryam Nawaz and Captain ( R ) Safdar reached the accountability court for the Hearing of Avenfield Reference .

Yesterday, as the hearing went under way, Haris and the NAB prosecutor resumed their regular cross-questioning of each other.

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The NAB prosecutor argued that Khawaja Haris is attempting to delay the case unnecessarily by going in circles during his questioning of Zia.

He claimed that Nawaz’s Iqama and salary have been accepted but still the defence claims that the former premier did not take any salary.

Haris responded that the matter is debatable and they can argue over it endlessly.Background Of The Cases:

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

The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, include 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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