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Avenfield reference: Defence lawyer appeals to record judicial proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court in Islamabad on Monday has resumed hearing of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) reference regarding Avenfield properties against former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his family.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz appeared in the court room.

Sharif family’s counsel Khawaja Haris is cross examining the head of Joint Investigation Team, Wajid Zia’s statement.

During the previous hearing, Wajid Zia told that the team didn’t contact Jerry Freeman directly to confirm the authenticity of trust deed provided by Sharifs in Supreme Court (SC).

“It’s right that unanimously approved questionnaire was sent to Jerry Freeman by JIT”, Zia said in court upon the cross questioning of legal counsel of Nawaz Sharif.

He further added that “JIT contacted Jerry Freeman through a solicitor for the confirmation of Sharif family’s trust deed”.

Head of Panama JIT told Jerry Freeman confirmed that Hassan Nawaz signed two trust deeds of Nelson and Nescol on January 2, 2006 and Jerry Freeman had signed as witness on the papers. The copies of mentioned papers are available at Jerry Freeman, he continued.

Khawaja Harris asked Wajid Zia that whether you summoned Jerry Freeman to Pakistan with all evidences and documents, the prosecution witness said “no”.

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