Defence concludes cross-examining Wajid Zia in Dar case

Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head, Wajid Zia PHOTO: FILE Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head, Wajid Zia PHOTO: FILE

Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head, Wajid Zia PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The defence has concluded the cross-examination of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) main witness Wajid Zia, the head of the joint investigation team in the Panama Papers case, in the reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond means.

Islamabad’s accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir, who heard the case against the former minister, has summoned the investigation officer (IO) on June 12 to record his statement.

In the hearing, Wajid Zia admitted that the bank record presented in volume 8A of the JIT report was not based on original documents, however, he added that it had been verified by the relevant bank.

During the course of the cross-examination, NAB prosecutor Afzal

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