ISLAMABAD: Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar on Thursday appeared in accountability court in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Avenfield reference.

During the hearing chaired by Justice Mohammad Bashir, head of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia recorded his statement, saying that Qatari prince Hammad Bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani had verified investments of the Sharif family.

He told that the JIT members were not having consensus over forwarding questionnaire.

Meanwhile, harsh words were also exchanged between NAB prosecutor and defence lawyer Khawaja Harris during the cross examination.

Talking to media, Nawaz Sharif said sanctity of vote should be held esteem at all costs as it has never been respected in the country. Today, my narrative is gaining tract and everyone is talking about the respect of the vote, he added.

He further suggested that every institution should work in its ambit.  

Previously, Waid Zia had revealed that no documents proving Nawaz as beneficial owner of London flats were found.

He told the court that Nawaz’s elder son Hussain was owner of London flats from 1993 to 1996. He also termed the signed documents submitted to the JIT by Nawaz’s children as bogus.

Kh Haris had inquired that whether Radley Forensic Document Laboratory gave any such information that Nawaz Sharif was beneficial owner of Nielsen and Nescoll offshore companies. To this, Wajid Zia responded that Radely Forensic is private but a registered firm. Zia said, “We (JIT team) had not done any direct correspondence with the firm”.