ISLAMABAD: Wajid Zia, the Federal Investigation Company further director who headed the Panama case joint investigation group (JIT) which probed the Sharif household’s belongings final yr, is being cross-examined for the ninth time as we speak within the Avenfield properties reference.
The reference is amongst three filed towards former prime minister Nawaz Sharif 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, resumed listening to the case at the moment.
Nawaz arrived on the courtroom alongside together with his daughter Maryam and son-in-regulation MNA Capt (retd) Safdar.
Nawaz’s counsel, Khawaja Haris, has been cross-analyzing Zia after he recorded his assertion over six hearings earlier.
Because the listening to went beneath approach, Haris and the NAB prosecutor resumed their common cross-questioning of one another.
The NAB prosecutor argued that Haris is trying to delay the case unnecessarily by getting in circles throughout his questioning of Zia.
He claimed that Nawaz’s Iqama [foreign work permit] and wage have been accepted however nonetheless the defence claims that the previous premier didn’t take any wage.
Haris responded that the matter is debatable they usually can argue over it endlessly.
The listening to is beneath method.
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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