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Accountability court summons Nawaz Sharif on Monday

August 9, 2018

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Photo: AFP

An accountability court hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the authorities to produce the three-time premier before the court on Monday.

On Thursday, Nawaz’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, appeared before the court as judge Arshad Malik heard the pending corruption references against the former PM. The court summoned Nawaz as well as Wajid Zia, the prime witness of the prosecution, on Monday. The hearing was adjourned till Monday.

On August 7, the Islamabad High Court had transferred the two references to Accountability Court II on Nawaz’s plea.

Wajid Zia, an FIA investigator who was the head of the JIT formed to investigate the Panama Papers case against the former premier, has also been summoned.


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