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AC adjourns Al-Azizia case owing to Wajid Zia’s absence

An accountability court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a corruption case regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills against Sharif family till Tuesday as a key prosecution witness, Wajid Zia, did not appear for testifying.
Former Prime ‏‏Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar reached the court to face the trial in Avenfield properties and Al-Azizia references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of Panamagate verdict.
Nawaz and Maryam arrived in Pakistan on Sunday night after meeting Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is in London for her cancer treatment.
They had sought a week-long exemption from appearing in the court, however, Judge Mohammad Bashir on Friday granted only a one-day exemption.
During the proceedings headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, the hearing of Avenfield reference has been adjourned till 2pm due to absence of head of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia while Al-Azizia case will be heard on Tuesday at 11pm.