Wajid Zia resumes recording statement in Al Azizia case against Nawaz
ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Company Further Director Wajid Zia resumed recording his remark within the Al Azizia reference towards former high minister Nawaz Sharif lately.
Nawaz reached the duty court docket after touchdown at Islamabad airport from Lahore.
Zia, who headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Crew (JIT) that probed the Sharif circle of relatives’s belongings ultimate yr, has already testified within the Avenfield homes reference.
Because the listening to went underneath approach, Zia introduced main points of cheques given by means of the previous premier to his daughter Maryam.
On March 27, Nawaz gave Maryam a cheque of Rs40 million, on February 14 one in every of Rs5 million and a Rs37 million cheque on Might 10, 2016, he mentioned.
Later, Nawaz was once allowed to go away the court cases whilst the court docket took a brief recess.
Because the listening to resumed, Zia submitted to court docket the June 28, 2017, respond to the JIT’s MLA request from the UAE.
On the other hand, Nawaz’s recommend Khawaja Haris objected that the one that translated the Arabic letter was once now not incorporated as a witness.
As soon as once more, Haris additionally objected to the prosecution’s alleged insistence on presenting Maryam Nawaz as a perpetrator within the case. He reiterated that the previous premier’s daughter isn’t a suspect within the case.
The listening to is underneath approach.
He started recording his remark within the reference on Thursday (the day gone by).
On the ultimate listening to, Zia knowledgeable the court docket about his appointment because the JIT’s head and the Splendid Courtroom’s phrases of reference when it comes to the probe.
He mentioned that the JIT paintings concerned figuring out the possession of the Sharif circle of relatives’s belongings.
Zia knowledgeable additional that the JIT ship mutual criminal help (MLA) requests to the UAE and Saudi Arabia in regards to the case.
Saudis didn’t reply to any MLA request, he added.
Zia additionally equipped main points of different correspondence of the JIT when it comes to Qatari prince Hammad bin Jassim, an in depth aide of the Sharif circle of relatives and their industry spouse.
All over the listening to, Haris and the NAB prosecutor additionally exchanged harsh phrases over the prosecution’s objections to the defence recommend’s consistent wondering.
Nawaz and his circle of relatives are going through 3 corruption instances within the duty court docket after NAB filed references towards them in gentle of the Splendid Courtroom’s verdict within the Panama Papers case ultimate yr.
On Wednesday, listening to the Avenfield reference, Duty Courtroom-I Pass judgement on Mohammad Bashir had remarked that the choices on all 3 references towards the accused will probably be given in combination.
The corruption instances
The trial towards the Sharif circle of relatives had commenced on September 14, 2017 with a six-month time limit.
The corruption references, filed towards the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Metal Generators and Hill Steel Status quo, offshore corporations together with Flagship Funding Ltd, and Avenfield homes of London.
NAB had previous filed period in-between references in all 3 instances and later added supplementary references to them with new proof and witnesses.
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 best.
The 2 brothers, primarily based out of the country, were absconding because the court cases started ultimate yr and had been declared proclaimed offenders by means of the court docket.
The court docket initially had a time limit of six months which led to mid-March however was once prolonged for 2 months after the pass judgement on asked the apex court docket.
Later, on Might nine, the trial court docket’s 2nd plea for a time limit extension was once licensed by means of the Splendid Courtroom which gave a month to all sides to complete the corruption instances.
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