Maryam’s counsel concludes cross-examination of Wajid Zia
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court hearing the Avenfield properties reference against the Sharif family resumed its proceedings on Tuesday.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Muhammad Safdar appeared in court after skipping the last two hearings as they were unable to depart from Lahore owing to inclement weather.
Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez resumed his cross-examination of Wajid Zia, an additional director at the Federal Investigation Agency who headed the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) which probed the Sharif family’s assets last year. Zia informed the court about the various correspondence of the JIT with regards to the London flats. Later, Pervez concluded his cross-examination of the ‘star witness’.
During the hearing, the prosecution’s request to submit as evidence three mutual legal assistance produced by Zia today was dismissed.
Moreover, NAB filed another request in court to submit the JIT’s correspondence with the British government. The court issued notices to the defence and sought replies.
Later, the hearing of the Avenfield case was adjourned until April 20 whereas Zia was summoned to record his statement in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference on April 23.