Al-Azizia case: Nawaz terms JIT report baseless, biased

ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday termed the probe conducted by the Panamagate joint investigation team pertaining to a corruption reference biased and baseless.

Accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik resumed hearing the Al-Azizia graft case, filed by the National Accountability Bureau last year in the light of the Panama Papers case verdict.

He asserted that statements recorded by the JIT could not be accepted as evidence. He reiterated that money deposited in his account from abroas was documented in the records of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), adding that he had challenged the JIT report in the apex court.

The court had given a questionnaire comprising 151 items, seeking Nawaz’s reply on it. The former premier has recorded statement for 120 questions while he is submitting his replies for remaining queries today.

A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders welcomed Nawaz at the court where strict security measures are also

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