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Avenfield reference: Nawaz’s counsel raises objection over court’s questionnaire

Avenfield reference: Nawaz’s counsel raises objection over court’s questionnaire

ISLAMABAD: Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar couldn’t record their statements in Avenfiled reference after their counsel raised objection over questionnaire.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, lawyer Khawaja Harris said that there is ambiguity in few questions due to which time is required.

The court adjourned the hearing and directed to record statement on Monday.

On the other hand, the lawyer will continue cross-examination of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on Tuesday.

Talking to media on the occasion, Nawaz Sharif responded to the statement of former president Asif Ali Zardari and said that now, everyone has to be accountable for whatever he has done.

Previously, Wajid Zia told the court that Hill Metal Establishment earned 9.9 million dollar profit during 2010 to 2017 while Nawaz Sharif received 8.9 million dollar from the company during 2010 to 2015.

Bank account details show that Hussain Nawaz gave 88 percent profit to Nawaz Sharif, he added.

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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