Avenfield reference: NAB filed interim reference on the findings of JIT, IO informs court

ISLAMABAD: 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.

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As the proceedings went under way, 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 hearing is still underway.

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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