Avenfield properties case:NAB to present new witness

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to produce its Operations Director General Zahir Shah as a new witness in the Avenfield properties case against the Sharif family.

Shah has acquired new documents from the British government, which state that the Sharif family’s London apartments were transferred to the possession of offshore companies Nielson and Nescoll in 1993-1995, and not in 2005-2006, Geo TV reported.

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his statements, maintains that the Avenfield properties were transferred in the name of the companies in 2005-2006 and that they belonged to his children.

However, according to the report, in 1993-1995 Nawaz’s children Hussain and Hasan were young enough to own the properties and have a source of income. Therefore Sharif was their real owner, the documents state.

The NAB Operations Director will be the new witness to bring the new documents on record.

To date, the statements of all the witnesses in connection with the London flats case have been recorded.

The next hearing of the case is on April 23, the report said.(ANI)