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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz appears before Accountability court

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz has reached Accountability court.

The accountability court has been conducting proceedings of three references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The references pertain to Al-Azizia Steel Mills, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties allegedly owned by the Sharifs.

The former premier is accused in all three references  Al Azizia, Avenfield and Flagship Investment  whereas his daughter Maryam and Safdar are accused in only one: Avenfield (London flats).

This is Nawaz’s 10th appearance before the accountability court.

The court has so far held 16 hearings each of Flagship Investment and their Avenfield properties references, and 20 of Al-Aziza Steel Mills. So far, eight witnesses have recorded their statement on behalf of the prosecution, whereas the court has summoned two more witnesses to record their testimonies during Tuesday’s hearing.

It has been learnt that witnesses, Yasir Bashir and Shakil Anjum Nagra, will record their statements in Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Avenfield properties references.

Nawaz, along with daughter Maryam, left his Jati Umrah residence for Islamabad early Tuesday. The former premier and his daughter reached the capital through a special plane.