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Avenfield properties case

Petitions seeking to annul Sharifs’ sentences in Avenfield verdict rejected

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed the petitions filed against the conviction of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (Retd) Safdar in Avenfield properties case.  Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar had appealed against their sentences in the high court. The petitioners had also requested the court to declare the NAB ordinance null and void. However, after listening to the arguments from the petitioners and National Accountability Bureau's counsels, LHC…

Avenfield reference filed on basis of material collected by JIT: witness

ISLAMABAD: Imran Dogar, the investigation officer of the Avenfield properties reference against former premier Nawaz Sharif and members of his family, testified before an accountability court on Friday that the reference was filed on the basis of the material gathered by the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT). As Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed hearing of the case, Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar appeared before him to stand trial. Sharifs’ lawyer Khawaja Haris began…

Last witness testifies against Sharifs in Avenfield case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Monday recorded testimony of another witness, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Operations Director General Zahir Shah, against former premier Nawaz Sharif and members of his family in the Avenfield case.   Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir recorded statement of the witness, after which defence lawyer Khawaja Haris  began cross-examining him. The witness submitted new documents about the Avenfield properties' ownership, bills and tax record which he said were received in…

NAB wants new documents of Sharifs’ London properties be made part of case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday asked the accountability court hearing corruption cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif and members of his family to make newly acquired documents showing the ownership of the Sharifs’ London properties part of the Avenfield case. A NAB prosecutor moved an application in the court, requesting it to make the documents part of court record in the case. The bureau has received verified documents from the British Land Registry. According to the documents,…

Court resumes hearing of Avenfield properties case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court resumed hearing of Avenfield properties case against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on Monday (today), filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Judge Muhammad Bashir is presiding over the trial proceedings in the Avenfield properties reference in the federal capital. Advocate Khawaja Haris, the lead counsel for Sharifs, is to resume cross-examination of star witness Wajid Zia, head of the Panama Joint Investigation…