Hussain Nawaz' statement on Al-Azizia Steel Mills not admissible: Nawaz Sharif

12:02 PM | 16 Nov, 2018
Hussain Nawaz' statement on Al-Azizia Steel Mills not admissible: Nawaz Sharif
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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that the statement of Hussain Nawaz regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills could not be presented as testimony in the court.

Recording the statement before the accountability court in Islamabad, the former premier expressed that the said factory was set up by Mian Muhammad Sharif, instead of Hussain Nawaz.

'I was never a part of the transactions related to Al-Azizia Steel Mills,' argued Sharif before Judge Arshad Malik on Friday.

He asserted that Al-Aziz Steel Mills was overseen by Hussain Nawaz but added that the co-accused was not present before the court.

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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday denied links with Qatari letters, which had earlier been ...

On the third consecutive day, the former premier is recording his statement against the questions pitched by the National Accountability Bureau.

Nawaz Sharif expressed that the six-men Joint investigation Team branded the Qatari letter as hearsay though the Qatari prince had asked to record his statement in Doha.

'I have never relied on the Qatari letter for defence,' observed the elder Sharif against whom references were filed in line with the Panama Papers case judgment.

As many as three references have been filed against the former premier in line with the directives of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case verdict – a decision that ousted Nawaz Sharif from the PM House in July last year.

The accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir had sentenced elder Sharif to ten years in the Avenfield reference. However, the conviction was suspended by a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court.

NAB has moved supreme court against the decision of the Islamabad High Court which would hear the case on December 12.

Besides Sharif, Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to 7 years and Captain Safdar was sentenced to one year in prison in the Avenfield reference which pertains to the pricey flats of the former ruling family.

*This is a developing story...