Avenfield reference: Court rejects exemption pleas of Nawaz, Maryam

20 Apr, 2018 2:44 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court hearing the Avenfield properties reference rejected the pleas of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz regarding exemption from appearance.

The court pronounced the reserved verdict.

Meanwhile, the court hearing the Avenfield properties reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family reserved on Friday its decision on the prosecution’s plea to submit fresh evidence in the case.

As the hearing went under way, prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi informed the court that NAB’s international cooperation wing has obtained additional documents related to the Avenfield and Flagship investment cases. The documents relate to the registry record of the London flats, utility bills and council tax.

The documents were received in response to the Panama case JIT’s letter, the prosecutor said further, adding that NAB also received a response from the UK central authority.

In his arguments, Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez said that the witnesses in the case have already been cross-examined with regards to the registry record. Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir then reserved its decision on NAB’s plea.

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