Sharif Family's Counsels Presents Arguments Before Islamabad High Court In Avenfiled Verdict

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Sharif family's counsels presents arguments before Islamabad High Court in Avenfiled verdict

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday heard the arguments of Nawaz Sharif's counsel on petitions challenging the Avenfield reference verdict against the former prime minister, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday heard the arguments of Nawaz Sharif's counsel on petitions challenging the Avenfield reference verdict against the former prime minister, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.

A two member bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petitions.

During the hearing, Nawaz's counsel, Khawaja Harris, argued that he has not seen the statement of Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and prosecution's star witness Wajid Zia regarding the ownership of Avenfield properties.

To this, Justice Miangul questioned, If the ownership has not been mentioned then what will be its effect.

Responding to the judge, Haris said, "If a known-source is not known then contradictions can't be identified.

" Justice Minallah then questioned, is it Nawaz's stance that his father, Mian Sharif, distributed the property.

In response, Nawaz's counsel said, "His stance is that he has nothing to do with the properties or investments." To this, Justice Miangul asked whether an unnamed person has been mentioned in the judgment.

Haris in response said, "The judgment only mentions guardianship." "Has anyone who is under guardianship been sentenced", Justice Minallah questioned while adding that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) stated that Nawaz's children were under his guardianship.

Haris, however, argued, "The children were not under Nawaz's guardianship and there is no evidence of it on record."Justice Minallah asked, under whose guardianship the children were in 1993, Nawaz's counsel said, "Their grandfather was alive then."

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