ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Wednesday has resumed hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

During the hearing headed by Justice Muhammad Bashir, Nawaz Sharif counsel Khawaja Harris has started cross-examination of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia.

On the other hand, Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar will record statement in the accountability court in Avenfield reference.

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.