Panamagate JIT head Wajid summoned in Avenfield case against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD – An accountability court on Monday summoned Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia, also head of the Panama Papers case joint investigation team (JIT), in Avenfield properties reference against members of Sharif family.

The court has directed the Panamagate JIT head to appear before the court on February 22 along with the original report of the case.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, Captain (retd) Safdar have also been directed to attend the upcoming hearing.

The court is also expected to record statements of two witnesses – UK-based Quist Solicitors, Akhtar Raja, and principal at the Radley Forensic Document Laboratory, Robert W. Radley – via video link.

According to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the original record of the JIT report is essential while the court will record statements of the witnesses.

Nawaz and his family face three corruption references related to the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals

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