Maryam Nawaz Sharif Declared JIT Report ‘Irrelevant’ in Avenfield Case


Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif recorded her statement in the accountability court on Thursday. She denied the JIT and its report, calling it irrelevant in the Avenfield Property case.

During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz told the accountability court that report prepared by the JIT is an investigative document. It cannot be accepted as evidence.

She further said that Supreme Court has ordered references to be filed in the light of evidence presented by Joint Investigation team, but the report cannot be used or made part of any reference as evidence.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif repeatedly denied the use of reference filed over JIT report. She is of the opinion that it cannot be used as any legal evidence.

She expressed concerns over the appointment of Irfan Mangi as director general of National Accountability Bureau was still under hearing at Supreme Court. He is still made part of the investigation team.

She also said that officials of Inter-Services Intelligence should not have been made part of the JIT.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif is recording her statement in Sharif family’s London properties based Avenfield reference case.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, and Captain (Retd.) Safdar are appearing before the court of Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir.

Nawaz Sharif has already recorded his statement in the case. During the last three days, He denied any involvement in the Avenfield properties. He also denied any business dealings with the Qatari family, Capital FZE, and Dubai Steel Mills.

On Wednesday’s hearing, Nawaz Sharif claimed that challenges against him increased as soon as the treason case was initiated against General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf.

The former premier said that all weapons are made for the politicians as it would be hard to convict the former military ruler.

Nawaz Sharif said that an intelligence agency officer conveyed him a message to resign from his office or he would be sent on an extended leave.

The three-time premier also remarked that he was asked to make the parliament endorse the second martial law by Musharraf.  He further said that the message was conveyed by Asif Ali Zardari, which he declined.


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