Al Azizia case: Wajid Zia expected to conclude testimony today
ISLAMABAD: The prosecution’s celebrity witness within the Al Azizia reference towards former top minister Nawaz Sharif, Wajid Zia, is anticipated to whole recording his remark within the duty court docket nowadays.
Zia, a Federal Investigation Company further director, headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Group (JIT) that probed the Sharif circle of relatives’s belongings remaining yr.
He has already testified within the Avenfield homes reference.
Nawaz is provide on the court docket of Duty Court docket-I Pass judgement on Mohammad Bashir, who has been listening to the high-profile case since September remaining yr.
Determination on NAB plea to file accused’s remark reserved
Because the listening to went below approach, Nationwide Duty Bureau (NAB) prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi pleaded the court docket to file the remark of Nawaz and his circle of relatives within the Avenfield case.
After Nawaz’s suggest Khawaja Haris and Abbasi finished their arguments at the request, the court docket reserved its verdict at the plea.
Later, Zia resumed recording his remark.
Zia started recording his remark within the reference on Thursday.
At the day gone by’s listening to, Zia knowledgeable the court docket of the JIT’s correspondence with the UAE govt in regards to the Gulf Metal Generators.
Nawaz and his circle of relatives are going through 3 corruption instances—Al Azizia, Avenfield and Flagship— within the duty court docket after NAB filed references towards them in gentle of the Ideally suited Court docket’s verdict within the Panama Papers case remaining yr.
On Friday, Zia introduced main points of cheques given via the previous premier to his daughter Maryam. On March 27, Nawaz gave Maryam a cheque of Rs40 million, on February 14 certainly one of Rs5 million and a Rs37 million cheque on Might 10, 2016, he mentioned.
On Wednesday, listening to the Avenfield reference, Pass judgement on Bashir had remarked that the selections 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 closing date.
The corruption references, filed towards the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Metal Generators and Hill Steel Established order, offshore corporations together with Flagship Funding Ltd, and Avenfield homes of London.
NAB had previous filed meantime 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 most effective.
The 2 brothers, based totally out of the country, were absconding for the reason that lawsuits started remaining yr and have been declared proclaimed offenders via the court docket.
The court docket initially had a closing date of six months which led to mid-March however used to be 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 closing date extension used to be licensed via the Ideally suited Court docket which gave a month to all sides to complete the corruption instances.
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