Avenfield cases: Have no role in probe of Panama Papers case (JIT), says witness Imran Dogar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation officer Imran Dogar informed the court that he had no role in the work of the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team, Newsone reported.

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National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation officer Imran Dogar was cross-examined by Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez today.

As the hearing went underway the prosecution witness Imran Dogar informed court that interim investigation report of Avenfield was prepared on September 6 last year.

Maryam’s counsel Amjad Pervez has completed the cross-examination of last prosecution witness.

The hearing was then adjourned by court until tomorrow.

Earlier in a day, Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court facing cases pertaining to  supplementary Avenfield properties references filed by National Accountability Bureau(NAB), newsone reported.

On May 04, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris resumed cross examining of the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Investigation Officer Imran Dogar in the Avenfield corruption reference filed against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The investigation officer informed the court that the anti-graft body filed the reference based on the findings of the Supreme Court formed Joint Investigation Team.

Dogar, who is also the last witness of NAB, informed the court of NAB’s procedure of lodging cases and holding inquiries.

He shared that at the time of filing of interim references against the Sharifs, the bureau had not received any response on its mutual legal assistance requests.

The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are accused in the Avenfield reference only.

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