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NAB references: Accountability court hears NAB references against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Harris on Wednesday has continued cross-examination of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia in Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references.


During the hearing headed by Justice Malik Mohammad Arshad, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told that he has no working on how the net profit was derived.


Earlier, Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Harris called Wajid Zia as ‘dishonest’ man after which, harsh words were exchanged between both during the proceedings.


Zia revealed that the picture of Nawaz’s son Hussain Nawaz during interrogation was leaked from JIT office while he further refused to tell the name of the responsible person.


Convicted and sentenced

It is to be mentioned here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.


Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.



The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.



Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.



The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.



Arrested and shifted to Adiala Jail

Safdar was arrested by the NAB authorities in Rawalpindi on July 9 while Nawaz Sharif and Maryam were taken into custody by the officials few minutes after their flight landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday night and shifted to Adiala Jail.


Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, who was present in the jail, issued warrants for imprisonment for Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. A team of doctors conducted the medical checkup of both the accused and declared them fit.


Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were then shifted to B-Class facility in Adiala Jail.

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