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Hearing of NAB references case against Nawaz, his family adjourned till Jan 9.

ISLAMABAD -- Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain A(r) Safdar on Wednesday have reappeared in accountability court in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, prosecution witness Tasleem Khan recorded his statement, saying he went to NAB office on Commissioner Inland Revenue Fizza Batool's directives and submitted wealth tax record of Nawaz Sharif and his sons while Jahangir Ahmed present income tax record.

Arguing on Tasleem Khan's statement, Khawaja Haris asked whether the record was verified in front of him over which Khan responded, 'No', adding that Fizza Batool is till Commission Inland Revenue.

Afterwards, the witness also shook hand with former premier. The hearing has been adjourned till January 9 after all three witnesses recorded their statements.

It is to be mentioned here that Nawaz Sharif, who returned Islamabad from Jeddah on Tuesday, is a nominated suspect in references regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment, while Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar are nominated in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.

As many as 18 hearings of Flagship Investment reference, 17 of Avenfield properties reference and 21 hearings of Azizia Steel Mills reference have been completed so far.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before accountability court on ten occasions while Maryam Nawaz on 12 times and Captain (retd) Safdar on 14 occasions.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 4, 2018
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