Nawaz ‘benami’ owner of Nielsen, Nescoll offshore companies, NAB IO informs court

Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar. Photo: File 

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family was informed today that the ex-premier is the beneficial owner of Nielsen and Nescoll offshore companies. 

The revelation was made during the cross-examination of prosecution witness of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation officer Imran Dogar in the Avenfield properties reference.  

Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the Accountability Court-I after the NAB filed references against them in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case.

As Judge Mohammad Bashir began proceedings, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris began cross-examining Dogar, the last prosecution witness. 

During cross-examination, Dogar shared details of the course of NAB’s investigation and issuance of mutual legal assistance requests to the UK authorities regarding the ownership of the London flats and offshore companies. 

Dogar informed the

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