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Nawaz’s lawyer presents final arguments in Avenfield case

ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Haris, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, on Wednesday picked up his concluding arguments in the Avenfield properties case where he left off yesterday. Judge Muhammad Bashir is presiding over the trial proceedings in the federal capital. Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz didn’t appear as they have been granted exemption from personal appearance for four days. The former premier along with his daughter is in London due to the critical condition of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz who has been on…

Avenfield reference: Nawaz’s counsel cross-examines Panama JIT head Wajid Zia

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Wednesday resumed hearing into Avenfield reference against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, allowing the ex-PM’s counsel to cross-examine Wajid Zia, who headed the Panama Papers investigation team. The court on March 27 had recorded statement of Mr. Zia in the Avenfield reference against Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar. Pakistan’s Panamagate: How it all unfolded In today’s hearing, Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris cross-examined Zia and questioned him about…

Model Town inquiry report: LHC irked over absence of Punjab govt counsel

LAHORE: An unusual situation took place in the Lahore High Court on Wednesday over the reasons for the absence of the Punjab government's counsel.  A three-member bench head by Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh was hearing the appeal filed by the government of Punjab over the release of the inquiry report of the Model Town incident. Khawaja Harris, the cousel for the Punjab government, had submitted an application to excuse himself saying that he had to appear in the Supreme Court and the hearing to be deferred. However, the…

PM admits employment with UAE-based firm, denies receiving salary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Counsel Khawaja Harris in a reply to Supreme Court has refuted allegations that his client had concealed his employment at Capital FZE (Emirates-based firm) as Chairman along with an Iqama (employment permit), ARY News reported on Sunday. The 25-page reply reads: “A copy of the premier’s passport bearing the employment permit was annexed to the 2013 nomination papers along with a document of his employment at the company.” The reply annotates that the prime minister was an…