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Copy of questionnaire handed over to Nawaz, Maryam

Copy of questionnaire handed over to Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: A copy of the questionnaire handed over to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in the Avenfield reference.

The 29-page questionnaire was handed over to Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar by the accountability court in the Avenfield reference.

A total of 127 questions have been put to the Sharif family. The court has put several common questions to all the three accused.

The court ordered Nawaz Sharif to submit response over Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz’s interview to TV channel and the statements of witnesses Roberty Readly and Akhtar Raja.

Earlier, Khawaja Haris, the counsel of Sharif family had obtained verified data of Panama Leaks case from Supreme Court (SC) ahead of recording his clients’ statements in Avenfield reference.

According to sources, the record includes petitions against Sharif family, written replies of the parties, ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s review petition and other documentations.

The record will be attached with the statements of Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar.

Accountability court had directed Sharif family members to record their statements on May 21 after their counsel Khawaja Harris raised objections over the questionnaire.

Khawaja Harris said that there is ambiguity in few questions due to which time is required.

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.

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.

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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