Avenfield reference: AC rejects Wajid Zia’s plea to make entire JIT report part of case
ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the Avenfield properties reference against the former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his family Thursday rejected a request to make the Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team report part of the case record.
The request was made by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia, who headed the JIT, after he appeared in the court to record his statement. As Judge Mohammad Bashir began proceedings of the Avenfield case earlier today, Nawaz and Maryam sought exemption from appearance owing to the former premier’s ill-health.
Accepting their request, the court, however, directed Nawaz’s son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar to remain present in court. During the proceedigns, Judge Muhammad Bashir