Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the accountability court in Islamabad from the Adialal Jail today for hearing of the two corruption references filed against him.

The former premier is facing references regarding Al Azizia steel mills and Flagship investment for which Judge Arshad Malik is conducting the hearings.

During the last hearing, Khawaja Haris, the counsel for Nawaz Sharif, continued cross-examining Wajid Zia, the head of six-men Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the offshore dealings of the former ruling family.

Earlier, during the hearing, the accountability court judge instructed Wajid Zia to avoid unnecessary details to which Zia replied that in English language, even a comma matters.

Nawaz’ counsel Khawaja Haris expressed that Zia was being cross-examined due to the dishonesty. His remarks had angered NAB’s deputy prosecutor, Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, who replied that the term was inappropriate.