Pak court rejects NABs plea to include JIT report in Sharifs Avenfield case

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By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, Mar 8 (PTI) An anti-graft court in Pakistan today rejected a plea of the anti-corruption watchdog to include the report of Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team as a part of the Avenfield case record, in which ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members are accused.

In its July 28, 2017 ruling in the Panama Papers case, the Supreme Court had given the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) six months to complete its proceedings on the corruption cases against members of the Sharif family.

Acting on the apex courts order, NAB had initially filed four cases against the Sharifs and former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Three cases were registered on September 8 against Sharif, 68, and his family and one case against Dar.

The request was made by Additional Director of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and JIT head, Wajid

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