Al Azizia Reference: Defence Lawyer cross examines Wajid Zia

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Islamabad: Accountability Court II resumed hearing of Al Azizia Reference against PML-N chief and former PM Nawaz Sharif today.

During the Al Azizia Reference hearing today, Khawaja Haris, defence lawyer, cross examined National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witness Wajid Zia. However, Wajid Zia also led the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that investigated Panama Papers case.

Al Azizia Reference case is presided by Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik. However, Nawaz Sharif was earlier exempted from the appearance before the court. The former Prime Minister meets Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and close family members in jail on Thursdays.


Earlier, Supreme Court ordered six week extension today in the deadline to conclude remaining cases against Sharifs. However, Nawaz Sharif and his family members are facing Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia references.

On August 31, the verdict against Sharif family is announced and petition against the suspension of Avenfield verdict is dismissed. Justice Shahid Waheed, Justice Shahid Jameel Khan, and Justice Aatir Mehmood announced the verdict against Sharif family.

Also Read: Another verdict against Sharif family announced on Friday

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