Avenfield Reference: New Witness Against Nawaz Sharif to Appear Today

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Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will be showing up with a new witness in the Avenfield properties reference hearing today against Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir is the one that has been hearing the case since the beginning against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family filed by NAB in 2017 on the Supreme Court’s directives.


NAB Operations Director General Zahir Shah will be the new witness. He will also submit fresh evidence against the accused that he has acquired from the British government. The evidence that he has acquired will prove that the properties were transferred to the Nielson and Nescoll in 1993-1995, and not in 2005-2006.

Nawaz’s counsel has opposed the plea to submit the fresh evidence in the court. The court will hear arguments from both counsels on the issue and then give a decision on the plea.

Nawaz and daughter Maryam are presently in London to visit ailing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and will thus seek exemption from appearance today.

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