Maryam’s trust deeds are fake, investigation officer informs court

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ISLAMABAD: Investigation officer Imran Dogar on Wednesday told the accountability court that the trust deeds submitted by Maryam Nawaz to Joint Investigation Team (JIT) were proven false.
During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Imran Dogar said that supplementary reference was filed against the accused after final report.
He said that he got the copy of record that included land registry, London flat, utility bills and council tax documents on March 28, 2018. During the probe, Nawaz Sharif was found owner of Avenfield properties which proved that the Sharif family is involved in corruption and corrupt practices, he added.
Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter were unable to appear in the court today after which their exemption pleas were submitted in the court.
Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had decided to complete the trial of Avenfield reference on first priority over which Nawaz’s lawyer appealed to conclude the hearings of all three cases together.
He asked to record the statement of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia’s statement in all three references at the same time on which NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzafar said that this could be done before the cross-examination.
SC disqualified Sharif from office in July over unreported sources of annual income of about $10,000, a salary the former premier denies ever receiving. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family’s wider finances, including the London properties.
Sharif was also ousted from the presidency of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified.

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