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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is the real owner of the Avenfield flats, reveals a supplementary reference filed against him and members of his family in a case pertaining to their London properties.
According to the reference, a copy of which is available with ARY News, Sharif is the actual owner of the London properties, which he had bought in the name of his children.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed the supplementary reference after obtaining additional evidence under the mutual legal assistance (MLA).
It alleges Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son Hussain Nawaz provided fake documents to a joint investigation team appointed to probe the ruling family’s wealth with regard to the flats in a pricey London neighbhourhood.
The reference states that the Sharifs failed to provide the money trail behind the purchase of the Avenfield flats and the Trust Deed between Maryam and Hussain presented to the JIT found to be fake.
Naming Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons – Hussain and Hasan – and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar as accused persons in the reference, it maintains they have committed corruption, which is punishable act under Section 10 of the National Accountability Ordinance.
It further says that an investigation against, Tariq Shafi, former premier’s cousin, Saeed Ahmed, National Bank of Pakistan president, Javeed Kayani and Mosa Ghani was also underway.
The supplementary reference included seven witnesses, including expert of the Radley Forensic Document Laboratory in London, Robert W. Radley, and solicitor.
TV interviews of the former premier, Maryam, Hasan and Hussain have also been made a part of the evidence.