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Wajid Zia Failed To Defend Claims Against Nawaz: Maryam

Islamabad (March 31, 2018): Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb on Friday slammed Wajid Zia, head of the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family assets last year, for failing to defend claims made by him earlier in cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif.

 “What are you afraid of? If you are afraid, you should not have been involved in any wrongdoings. You shouldn’t have collected fake evidence, which you cannot defend today,” the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said while talking to media here in Islamabad.Maryam Aurangzeb further said that Zia’s testimony in the accountability court hearing corruption references against Nawaz and family is, in fact, supporting [the stance] of Sharif family.Zia, who is the additional director of Federal Investigation Agency, during his cross-examination by Nawaz’s counsel on March 28 in the accountability court said that they do not have “documents to show that Nawaz was the beneficial owner of Avenfield”.

His testimony was quoted by Nawaz and daughter Maryam Nawaz to claim that the NAB has no concrete evidence of corruption or money laundering against them.

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