Flagship Investments reference: Nawaz submits documents in defence, NAB prosecutor

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STAFF REPORT

ISLAMABAD

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appeared before an Islamabad accountability court (AC) in Flagship Investments reference.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Arshad, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that the former PM has submitted some documents in his defence.

“Now, we are waiting for the completion of final arguments of Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Harris,” he added.

Meanwhile, Harris refused to give arguments on the record saying that it was not presented in his client’s defence.

He further continued the cross-examination of witness Mohammad Kamran, the investigation officer in the reference.

It is worth mentioning here that the cases against Nawaz family stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property allegedly owned by them in London.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison for ten years, seven years and one year respectively in Avenfield verdict.

However, the convictions were suspended by Islamabad High Court and they were released from Adiala jail till final decision.

A day earlier, an investigation officer of the NAB during cross-examination in the Flagship reference revealed that there was no proof that both sons of Nawaz were dependent upon him for establishing the business.