On Thursday prosecution witness Wajid Zia, former head of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has recorded his half statement as the counsel of the defence party raised several objections on Wajid Zia during the hearing.
However, the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (Retd) Safdar appeared in accountability court in Avenfield reference.
Justice Mohammad Bahair heard the case. During the hearing the defence lawyer raised objection over Wajid Zia’s statement upon which the court asked the witness to present the document in sequence to avoid any ambiguity.
Wajid Zia told the court that he was here to defend the JIT report and added it was very important case and from day one he in touch with this case. On this counsel of Nawaz Sharif has argued that Wajid Zia was recording the after seeking a specific list.
Meanwhile, NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said that it is required to read from a paper book to refresh the memory over which, lawyer Ayesha Hamid demanded to write it that the witness recorded his statement while reading from a paper book.
Justice Bashir has assured to not include JIT’s analysis in the record and ordered to record the statements of JIT’s witnesses in the court. Earlier, Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz attended proceedings of supplementary references over Al-Aziza Steel Mills and Flagship Investment cases. Five witnesses of prosecution recorded their statements while defence lawyer Khawaja Harris cross-examined them.
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