Avenfield properties case: NAB to produce new witness against Sharifs

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau planning to produce new witness against the Sharif family in the Avenfield properties case.

The private channel reported that Operations Director General of NAB, Zahir Shah will present the new documents that he has acquired from the British government and he will be te new witness in the case.

The next hearing of the case is on April 23.

The sources said that the documents acquired from London revealed that the Avenfiled apartments were transferred to the possession of offshore companies Nielson and Nescoll in 1993-1995, and not in 2005-2006.

In various statements, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said the Avenfield properties were transferred in the name of the companies in 2005-2006 and that they belonged to his children. But in 1993-1995 Nawaz’s children Hussain and Hasan were young and did not have any source of income.

The Avenfield properties reference is among three cases filed against Nawaz and his family by NAB in 2017 on the Supreme Court’s directives.