ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar on Friday continued his concluding arguments in the hearing of Avenfield property reference case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing of the Avenfield reference against Sharif family. Nawaz Sharif appeared before the court while exemption was granted to his daughter Maryam Nawaz due to ailing health.
NAB prosecutor maintained that Nawaz Sharif is the real owner of London flats while the stance regarding moey trail has been proved wrong. He told that evidence pertaining it has been submitted in the court.
“Nawaz said in his Muzaffarabad address that no corruption is present in his name. His speech has been presented in the court as evidence. Our case is also related to this that Nawaz made assets on the name of his children. Public office holder does not commit such an act. Direct evidence of his London flats ownership has also been produced. The suspects did not only accept the ownership but also take on a stance,” said the prosecutor.
He further added that NAB proved the stance of the suspects false through documentary evidence. “The prosecution has fulfilled its duty. Now the evidence bar is on the suspects. The verdict of Queen bench London in 1999 has been approved. Park Lane apartments were attached in Al-Taufeeq case. Al-Taufeeq settlement was settled with the approval of the suspects. The verdict proved that the flats were in the custody of the accused. If any other trust deed had existed, it would have been submitted in court,” he argued.
“There is no mention of Qatari letter in Nawaz’s address to nation and parliament. Where are the resources from which London flats were bought? He neither cleared himself nor his sons Hassan and Hussain,” said the prosecutor.
NAB prosecutor maintained that Maryam Nawaz termed the trust deed as ‘real’ while submitting it in joint investigation team (JIT) while Radley report revealed that was fake and fabricated.
He said that after the report, the accused did not present any expert in the court as witness while according to Radely report Calibri font was not commercially available before 2007.
“It isn’t on record that Akhtar Riaz or Wajid Zia were enemies of Nawaz Sharif. It is not a big problem iof they are related. Neither Qatari nor Sharif family challenged the verdict of London High Court,” said Sardar Muzaffar.