Nawaz, Maryam recording statements in Avenfield reference

Accountability court adjourns hearing Avenfield reference till Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is recording his statement before accountability court judge in Avenfield reference against them today (Monday).
Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar are expected to record statements in Avenfield reference against them today (Monday).
The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three filed against Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year on the Supreme Court’s directives.
The Sharif family is currently appearing before the court of accountability judge Muhammad Bashir.
At the last hearing on Friday, the testimonies of the Sharif family could not be recorded as the defense had raised objections to the questions sent by the accountability court and sought more time to ponder over them.
During Friday’s hearing, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris had pleaded the court to delay the recording of statements until today as they needed more time to go over the questions sent by court owing to some discrepancies.
The prosecution objected to the plea, saying the defence just wants to waste time.
However, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir approved the plea but observed that the recording of statements will not be delayed further than Monday (today).
Moreover, the court ruled that Panama case JIT head Wajid Zia, whose cross-examination in the Al Azizia reference was to resume on Monday, should now appear in court on Tuesday.


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