ISLAMABAD: The accountability courtroom listening to the Avenfield properties reference towards the Sharif household resumed its proceedings immediately.
Owing to inclement climate, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam have been unable to depart from Lahore to attend the listening to.
Because the listening to went beneath means, the courtroom authorised, because it did on the final listening to for a similar causes, Nawaz and Maryam’s plea to be exempted from look immediately.
The third accused, Nawaz’s son-in-regulation MNA Muhammad Safdar, is current in courtroom.
Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez has resumed cross-examination of Wajid Zia, a further director on the Federal Investigation Company who headed the Panama case joint investigation group (JIT) which probed the Sharif household’s belongings final yr.
The listening to is beneath means.
The Avenfield properties reference is amongst three filed towards Nawaz and his household by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) final yr on the Supreme Courtroom’s directives.
Accountability Courtroom-I Decide Mohammad Bashir, who has been conducting corruption proceedings towards the Sharif household since September final yr, is presiding over the case.
On Wednesday, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris concluded, on the tenth day, Zia’s cross-examination within the Avenfield case.
After Haris concluded his cross-examination, Maryam’s counsel started his cross-examination.
The trial towards the Sharif household had commenced on September 14, 2017.
NAB to file three supplementary references towards Nawaz
The corruption references, filed towards the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Metal Mills and Hill Metallic Institution, offshore corporations together with Flagship Funding Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.
Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-regulation Safdar are accused within the Avenfield reference solely.
The 2 brothers, based mostly overseas, have been absconding because the proceedings started final yr and have been declared proclaimed offenders by the courtroom.
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