Court hears Flagship, Al-Azizia references against Nawaz | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court, which initiates corruption proceedings against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, resumed consideration of yesterday's flags and al-Aziziyah.
A former prime minister arrived in the Federal judicial complex, where the courtroom is located.
The National Accountability Office (NAB) last September filed three interim certificates of corruption against the Sharif family in the light of the verdict of the Supreme Court of July 28 in the Panamanian papers case. Recently, the bureau provided additional references in all three cases.
Five witnesses were summoned today to write down their statements.
As the hearing continued, prosecution witness Norin Shahzadi wrote down his application and provided details about Nawaz and the bank accounts of his sons.
Judge Mohammad Bashir noted that the working sheet of Nawaz Hussein's bank account is not readable and sent a witness to present the best copy.
Nawaz Khawaja's lawyer Haris then crossed the interrogation of the witness.
Later, two more witnesses, Assistant Director of NAB Vakar Ahmed and employee of the private bank Sher Khan recorded their statements.
The guardian government can not go beyond the Constitution: Nawaz
Speaking to reporters who were present in the courtroom prior to the hearing, Nawaz said: "Those from Bani Gala and Karachi both bowed in the Sanjari court" . He was referring to the Pakistan People's Party and the support of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjari, who recently won the Senate elections.
Answering the question, Nawaz said that the interim government can not work outside the Constitution.
Later, Nawaz left the courtroom during a hearing.
Corruption references against the Sharif family relate to Al-Azizia Steel and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd and Avenfield properties of London
Nawaz and sons Hussein and Hasan are accused of all three references, while his daughter Maryam and son-in-law of MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are accused only of Avenfield.
two brothers who were abroad disappeared after the beginning of the trial last year and were declared by the court as offenders.