NAB filed Avenfield reference on basis of JIT report, IO informs court

The Federal Judicial Complex where the court is located. Photo: File 

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation officer in the Avenfield properties case against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family informed the court today that the bureau filed the reference on the basis of material gathered by the Supreme Court-appointed Panama case Joint Investigation Team.

Dogar added that he did not request any further material from the Federal Investigation Agency or NAB to use in the reference. 

Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir is hearing three corruption reference against Nawaz and his family. 

As the hearing went under way, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris resumed his cross-examination of NAB investigation officer (IO) Imran Dogar, the last prosecution witness, in the Avenfield properties reference.

Dogar also informed the court of NAB’s procedure of lodging cases and holding inquiries. 

He shared that at the time of filing of interim references

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