Court to hear Al Azizia, Flagship supplementary references today | Pakistan

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Photo: Geo News file

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to the court for responsibility for hearing the additional link Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment Ltd.

Last September, the National Accountability Office (NAB) 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.

The court summoned eight witnesses, in total, to record their statements in both cases.

Judge Muhammad Bashir will hear the link.

Nawaz and his daughter Maryam came to the courtroom, after which the hearing was adjourned until 11.30.


References to corruption filed against the Sharif family relate to Al-Azizia Steel and Hill Metal Establishment metallurgical enterprises, 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 Safdar are accused only of indicating Avenfield.

In the additional Al-Aziziyah and Flagman references submitted to the court on February 14, NAB included eight new witnesses in each link, as well as new evidence, including information on offshore companies Hassan and Hussein.

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