ISLAMABAD (62 News) – Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar reappeared in accountability court in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references today (Tuesday).
The court will record statements of three prosecution witnesses after which the counsel for the defence will cross-examine them.
Accountability court has conducted 21 hearings of Flagship Investment Ltd reference, 20 of Avenfield Properties and 24 of Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. The ousted premier has appeared for the hearings at least 14 times, Maryam Nawaz 16 times while Capt (r) Safdar 17 times.
Earlier today, Nawaz Sharif’s convoy was also stopped by protesting daily wages teachers who demanded to make them permanent and also chanted slogans against the government.
During the previous hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, NAB Additional Director Nasir Junejo recorded his statement in Flagship reference over which Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Harris asked him whether he was part of the inquiry against Sharif family in 2017 which he responded with ‘yes’.
Junejo told that Shahbaz Haider provided record of Chaudhry Sugar Mills on August 21, 2017 while investigation officer also recorded his stance in the case on the same day. Responding to a question about any further inquiry in the case, the witness said that no statement was recorded in front of him afterwards.