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Nawaz, Maryam Appear Before Accountability Court

Islamabad (February 23, 2018): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt retd Safdar on Friday appeared before the accountability court hearing NAB references filed against the Sharif family.

Judge Muhammad Bashir is hearing the case in the accountability court while Barrister Amjad and the Nawaz Sharif ‘s private secretary in London Waqar and the foreign witnesses who had testified in the references against Sharif family are also in London.

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Earlier, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday reached Islamabad to attend the hearing of the accountability court hearing NAB references.

The accountability court headed by Judge Muhamamd Bashir is hearing references against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt retd Safdar in Avenfield, Flagship and another reference.Nawaz Sharif earlier left his residence in Lahore via a private Plane towards Islamabad along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders.

PML-N leaders led by Minister for CAD Tariq Fazal Chaudhry welcomed the PML-N former premier at Benazir International Airport Islamabad.

Yesterday, during the hearing, one of the witnesses Robert Radley said that he examined the possible change in the dates on the declaration papers of Nelson and Nescol.During his testimony before the court, Radley said that the dates were changed on the pages two and three of the declaration.

Radley said that the page two and three of both the declarations seemed similar and it is hard to tell the fake from the original.

He explained that 2004 was changed into 2006 in the documents, adding that most likely ‘4’ was in place of ‘6’ in the year.The documents had four stapler holes instead of two, said the witness, adding that it seemed that to change the documents the corner piece was opened.

He further said that he examined the typing font of the documents as well.

Calibri font — in which the documents were typed — was not present on a commercial basis until January 31, 2007.

Radley in his testimony said that the declaration could not have been prepared commercially before January 31, 2007.

Earlier, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris objected to the presence of NAB officials in London.The judge remarked that a representative of the accused was also present in court to maintain balance, to which Haris responded that the representatives were just there for observation.

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