Sharifs failed to prove sources of income, says NAB prosecutor

  • Prosecutor accuses Maryam Nawaz of ‘hiding facts’, ‘misleading NAB’

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi on Wednesday stated that the Sharif family failed to prove its source of income while presenting closing arguments in the Avenfield properties case.

The case pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties is among the three cases filed against them by NAB in 2017 on the Supreme Court’s directives.

The prosecutor accused former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, of hiding facts and said that the accused had tried to mislead investigating agency.

Furthermore, the NAB prosecutor remarked that Hussain Nawaz shifted in the London flats in 1993 and even paid utility bills, while Hasan Nawaz had shifted in 1994.

“Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was the actual owner of Gulf Steel Mills,” he added.

As the hearing continued, Maryam and Captain (r) Safdar’s lawyer Zafar Khan filed a one-day exemption plea for his clients.

Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir, who was presiding over the case, approved the request.

The hearing was delayed until June 7.

On Tuesday, the accountability court had dismissed the petition, submitted by ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, requesting for final arguments in all the three references to be heard together.


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