Verdict on all three references against Sharifs will come together: judge

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family observed today that it would give a verdict on all three cases together. 

The observation came as the court resumed hearing the Avenfield properties reference after the last prosecution witness concluded his testimony yesterday.

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar had been granted exemption from appearing in court today. 

As the hearing went under way, the prosecution asked for a short recess as NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi was not present in court since he was consulting the prosecutor general on their stance.

When the hearing resumed, the prosecution pleaded the court to record the statements of the accused but the defence counsel opposed the plea.

Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris argued that the statements of Wajid Zia, who headed the Panama case joint investigation team, should

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