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Former premier Nawaz Sharif, who is serving sentence awarded to him in the Avenfield case in Adiala jail, was presented before an accountability court in Islamabad as it resumed hearing of Al-Azizia/Hill Metal Establishment reference on Monday.

Accountability Judge Arshad Malik is presiding over the trial proceedings. The former premier’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, resumed cross-examination of the star witness, Wajid Zia who had headed a joint investigation team that probed the Sharif family’s wealth on the directives of the top court.

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It is pertinent to mention here that a bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will take up today appeals filed by Sharif and members of his family challenging their conviction in the Avenfield properties case.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif through his counsel had moved a plea seeking early hearing of the appeals against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict.

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