Friday, December 9

´╗┐Court: (Accountability Court to announce judgment in Avenfield case on Friday)

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court Islamabad will announce its judgment in Avenfield case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members on Friday.

Judge Mohammad Bashir had reserved the verdict on Tuesday after hearing the case for ten months. Counsel for Maryam Nawaz has concluded his final arguments.

In total 18 witnesses, including head of the Panama Case fame Joint Investigation Team Wajid Zia appeared before the accountability court.

The court has also issued notices asking accused to ensure their presence, when reserved judgment will be announced. Nawaz Sharif and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau filed references against them in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case last year.

The former Prime Minister and his daughter were in London on account of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s ailment. On Monday, the court had granted them two-day exemption from proceedings.

Nawaz Sharif’s two sons have already been declared as proclaimed offenders for not appearing before the court during proceedings of the case. The trial against the Sharif family had commenced on September 14, 2017.