AC rejected Sharif’s plea seeking merger of Zia’s statement in three references

Accountability Court on Friday rejected the petition of Nawaz Sharif to club the statement of Panama JIT chief head Wajid Zia as a witness in three references against him.

Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the petition of the ex-PM to club statement of Zia in all three references – Flagship Investment, Al-Azizia Steel Mills, and London flats.

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Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris reasoned that Islamabad High Court had ordered to merge the statement of a witness in all three references. Our defense will be weakened if Zia’s statement is separated, he said, adding that the witness is clever enough to strengthen his statement.

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