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Avenfield Reference: AC To Resume Sharifs’ Trial Today

The accountability court will resume the hearing of NAB reference regarding Avenfield Properties against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members today.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir will hear the case. Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar will appeared before the court today, said sources.Image result for Avenfield Reference: AC To Resume Sharifs’ Trial TodayEarlier on March 16, the accountability court had adjourned Avenfield Reference hearing till March 20.
When the hearing began, prosecution witness Wajid Zia, former head of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) recorded his statement and presented several documents related to the Avenfield case from the JIT report.He submitted a real sealed letter of Qatari prince in accountability court hearing references against Sharif family.
Wajid Zia presented the letter after which Maryam’s lawyer said it’s not the letter that was submitted on Thursday. Zia’s counsel told that this letter was received from Supreme Court’s (SC) registrar office while the other one was obtained from Foreign Office.Trust deed of Maryam and Hussain Nawaz was also presented in the court over which Wajid Zia said that he wants to show the documents of Dutch bank but he is not finding them at this time.
Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez and Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris questioned the legality of the evidence being presented and objected that they are copies of photocopies and unverified documents.
Moreover, the court accepted the land registry of Nielsen and Nescoll company as well as the ‘Qatari letter’.
The hearing was then adjourned until March 20, when Zia will continue recording his statement.Earlier, Talking to media inside accountability court, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has blamed on Friday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of deceiving the nation.
Nawaz Sharif said everyone knows who is behind PPP and PTI, adding that these parties only wish to come into power through a secret door.
He suggested to always welcome positive amendments in the system as several things unearth during intensive situations.