Wajid Zia ends testimony in Flagship reference

ISLAMABAD: Star prosecution witness Wajid Zia, who headed the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the Panama Papers case, completed his testimony on Monday as did the lead defence counsel his cross-examination in 11 consecutive proceedings.

By concluding Mr Zia’s testimony, the accountability court has come closer to winding up the prosecution evidence in the Flagship Investment reference. The court has already closed evidence in the Al-Azizia reference and in the next stage former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will record his statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code after which the prosecution as well as the defence counsel will start final arguments.

The court will commence recording of the statement of the last prosecution witness, the investigation officer in the Flagship Investment reference, on Tuesday.

The statement of the last prosecution witness to be recorded today

The defence counsel and the prosecutors are hopeful that the proceedings in both Al-Azizia

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