Ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar on Monday have appeared before accountability court in London flats reference.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to complete the trial of Avenfield reference on first priority over which Nawaz’s lawyer appealed to conclude the hearings of all three cases together.

He asked to record the statement of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia’s statement in all three references at the same time on which NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzafar said that this could be done before the cross-examination.

He also said that the defence counsel wants to bulldoze the proceedings.

Earlier on April 24, Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer completed cross-examination of Wajid Zia.

SC disqualified Sharif from office in July over unreported sources of annual income of about $10,000, a salary the former premier denies ever receiving. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family’s wider finances, including the London properties.

Sharif was also ousted from the presidency of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified.

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