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Pak anti-graft court begins trial of Sharif, his family

Pak anti-graft court begins trial of Sharif, his family
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Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-graft court on Wednesday formally began trial of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in corruption cases linked to the Panama Papers scandal as two prosecution witnesses recorded their statements against them.
As the trial began, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecution presented its first two witnesses in the court - Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Joint Registrar Sidra Mansoor and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Inland Revenue Department representative Jahangir Ahmad.
Mansoor recorded her statement in the Avenfield flats case, telling the court that she had appeared before the investigation officer in Lahore on August 18, and provided NAB documents containing the Sharif family's financial records, the Dawn reported.
"The records that NAB has presented in court hold my signatures and thumb impressions," Mansoor said, adding that among other things the records also contained audit reports of the Sharif family's various businesses. Ahmad has been called to appear in court again on November 22 for cross-questioning in the next hearing.
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