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JIT Report Cannot Be Presented As Evidence: Maryam Nawaz

Islamabad(May 24, 2018): Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Former PM, Nawaz Sharif has recorded answers of 47 questions out of 126, provided to Sharif Family by NAB on Thursday.

Maryam Nawaz while recording her statement said that tension prevailed in Civil-Military Relations after Dawnleaks, the joint investigation team and its report are irrelevant in the case of Avenfield properties, added Maryam.

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Maryam Nawaz told the court during the hearing in Accountability Court that reports prepared by the JIT is an investigative document, which was unacceptable as an evidence.

While expressing reservations over the members of JIT, Maryam said the appointment of Irfan Mangi as director general of National Accountability Bureau was still under hearing at Supreme Court but he was made part of the investigation team regardless. She also said officials of Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence should not have been made part of the JIT.

About the inclusion of Amer Aziz from State Bank of Pakistan in JIT, Maryam said he was close to the military dictator, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. She added that Musharraf got Aziz appointed in NAB as the banking director in 2000.Maryam also expressed reservation over the inclusion of Brigadier Noman Saeed, saying he was not working in Inter-Services Intelligence at the time of his appointment in JIT. The brigadier was outsourced as his salary was also not being shown on government records, she added.

Besides, Maryam said, according to her information Brigadier Saeed was also part of the Dawn Leaks enquiry committee.

The hearing of the case was adjourned until tomorrow.

Background Of The cases:

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

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.

The court originally had a deadline of six months which ended in mid-March but was extended for two months after the judge requested the apex court. Yesterday, addressing workers’ convention in Attock, Maryam Nawaz daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that nothing has been proved against Nawaz Sharif so far.

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Maryam said on the basis of iqama her father was ousted from the prime minister house.

She said that despite all the conspiracies in NA-120, the PML-N emerged victorious.

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