ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said that Nawaz Sharif didn’t purchase any property under his name and rather bought them in his children’s name. The Deputy Prosecutor NAB completed his final arguments on the fourth consecutive day in the Avenfield properties reference in an accountability court on 08.06.2018.
Earlier, the Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir, who was hearing the case, NAB prosecutor said that the statements given by Nawaz Sharif and his children are conflicting and they have failed to present anything significant in their defence.
National Accountability Bureau prosecutor referred to one of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches in which he articulated that those who buy properties through embezzlement do not keep it in their name. “This is the reason why Nawaz Sharif made all of his assets in his children’s names,” he claimed. While continuing his arguments in the case, Abbasi said that we have presented all the evidence directly linking Nawaz Sharif to the actual ownership of London flats.
“Sharif family couldn’t provide any proof in the court about the sources through which London properties were purchased. Hence, proving that the testimony of all the accused related to the money trail is false,” he added.
On Thursday, Abbasi in his arguments mentioned that Calibri font was not commercially used before year 2007. The Radley forensic report points out forgery in the documents, he said.
Nawaz Sharif had filed a request seeking exemption from June 11-15. After making a brief appearance, he was allowed to leave after staying in court for a short while. The hearing of Avenfield reference has been adjourned till June 12, whereas, on June 11, the defence counsel will cross-examine Wajid Zia in Al-Azizia reference.
The accountability court on Friday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking extension to conclude NAB references against Sharif family. The accountability court pleads that the deadline of concluding corruption references should be protracted as the cases cannot be wrapped up within the June 9 deadline.