Avenfield case: Wajid Zia's cross-examination enters tenth day
ISLAMABAD: Former top minister Nawaz Sharif’s suggest is constant, for the 10th time these days, the cross-examination of Wajid Zia, the Federal Investigation Company further director who headed the Panama case joint investigation group (JIT) which probed the Sharif circle of relatives’s belongings final yr, within the Avenfield case.
The Avenfield houses reference is amongst 3 filed in opposition to former top minister Nawaz Sharif and his circle of relatives by means of the Nationwide Duty Bureau (NAB) final yr at the Ideal Court docket’s directives.
Duty Court docket-I Pass judgement on Mohammad Bashir, who has been accomplishing corruption court cases in opposition to the Sharif circle of relatives since September final yr, resumed listening to the case these days.
Nawaz arrived on the court docket along side his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar earlier than the listening to started. He additionally endured his custom of interacting with journalists within the court docket.
Because the listening to went below means, Khawaja Haris, Nawaz’s suggest, resumed cross-examining Zia.
Later, Haris finished his cross-examination of Zia, and then Maryam’s suggest Amjad Pervez is predicted to start out his cross-examination.
Zia previous recorded his observation over six hearings.
On the final listening to on Tuesday (the day prior to this), the NAB prosecutor argued that Haris is trying to extend the case unnecessarily by means of stepping into circles all over his wondering of Zia.
He claimed that Nawaz’s Iqama [foreign work permit] and wage had been authorised however nonetheless the defence claims that the previous premier didn’t take any wage.
Haris replied that the topic is controversial and they may be able to argue over it forever.
The trial in opposition to the Sharif circle of relatives had commenced on September 14, 2017.
NAB to report 3 supplementary references in opposition to Nawaz
The corruption references, filed in opposition to the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Metal Generators and Hill Steel Established order, offshore firms together with Flagship Funding Ltd, and Avenfield houses of London.
Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all 3 references while his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are accused within the Avenfield reference most effective.
The 2 brothers, based totally in a foreign country, had been absconding because the court cases started final yr and have been declared proclaimed offenders by means of the court docket.
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