Accountability court to hear Avenfield properties reference today | Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif (left), Maryam Navas (center) and captain (d) Safdar Avan (right). Photo: Geo News file

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Tribunal will hear Avenfield's reference to the Sharif family today.

The National Accountability Office (NAB) filed three interlocutors in September last year in the light of the verdict of the Supreme Court of July 28 in the Panamanian Documents case. Recently, the bureau provided additional references in all three cases.

Judge Muhammad Bashir will preside over the hearing.

Defendants Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and her husband Captain (d) Safdar Avan arrived at the courtroom.

An important witness to the Bureau of National Accountability (NAB), Wajid Zia, head of the Joint Investigative Group (JIT), who investigated the case of the Panama papers, will record his statement.

In an exclusive conversation with Geo News Zia said that the volume of 10 JIT does not matter.

"There are many other evidences about the Sharif family," he said.

Maryam and Captain (r) Safdar's lawyer Amjad Pervez today crosses Zia's cross, and on March 13, Nawaz Khawaja Haris's lawyer will question the witness.

During the previous hearing on March 2, Nawaz's lawyer filed an application for the testimony of the Ziya club for all three references. The judge reserved his verdict on this issue, but later rejected Nawaz's request and ordered Zia to stand trial on March 8 (today) and write down his statement on the Avenfield case.


The trial of the Sharif family began on September 14, 2017.

References to corruption filed against the Sharif family belong to the Al-Azizia and Hill Metal metallurgical plants. Institution, offshore companies, including Flagship Investment Ltd and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz and sons Hussein and Hasan are accused of all three references, whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar is accused only of Avenfield.

Two brothers who have been abroad have been hiding since the trials began last year and were declared by the court as offenders.

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