Maryam contests legality of JIT chief’s letter

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ISLAMABAD

Maryam Nawaz said that the letter of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia, submitted on July 3, 2017, could not be made part of judicial record as evidence in Avenfield reference.
During the hearing here on Monday, Maryam recorded her statement saying that the letter was directly sent to JIT which was unlawful. The documents mentioned in the letter were also not provided, she added.
Maryam Nawaz, who is the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, also said that she was not allowed for cross-examination over the letter so that she could not verify the contents. “Relying on the letter is against fair trial”, she continued.
Maryam further said that she had never been beneficial owner of London flats as she had not gained any financial profit from them.
Criticising the National Accountability Bureau’s joint investigation team, she said that she knew why she was dragged in the case. “I know why I had to appear in the hearings for more than 70 times,” she added.
Commenting on the references, Maryam Nawaz said that she was dragged into the case because she was Nawaz Sharif’s daughter. “My only fault is that I am Nawaz Sharif’s daughter,” she said. “I have no justification to give over the accusations.”
Earlier, Maryam said that her brother Hussain Nawaz owned London flats and Nelson and Nescon Company.
Answering another question, she said that it was true that they all were dependent on our grandfather Mian Sharif.
Maryam Nawaz also told that both declarations were presented before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and that JIT head Wajid Zia intentionally gave a statement based on dishonesty.
She said that the CD and transcript of Hussain Nawaz’s interview was not as per law, adding that no question related to her was asked in the interview.
She also added that the Supreme Court had not order me to become a part of the investigation. NNI

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