Nawaz’s legal counsel cross-examines Wajid Zia in Al-Azizia reference

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal counsel, Khawaja Harris, started Thursday morning the cross-examination of prosecution’s star witness Wajid Zia in the Al-Azizia reference against Sharif family. Photo: file

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal counsel, Khawaja Harris, started Thursday morning the cross-examination of prosecution’s star witness Wajid Zia in the Al-Azizia reference against Sharif family.

Zia, an additional director at the Federal Investigation Agency, headed the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) which probed the Sharif family’s assets last year.

Nawaz and his family members are facing three corruption references in the accountability court — Avenfield Properties, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments — in which they are accused of money laundering, tax evasion and hiding offshore assets.

As per the bank statement, Nawaz’s son Hussain Nawaz sent him an amount worth US$1.1 million as a ‘gift’ from July 5, 2010, to June 30,

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