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JIT gave ‘incorrect’ data to Saudi govt about Al-Azizia Mills, courtroom informed

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ISLAMABAD: The final prosecution witness within the Al-Azizia reference admitted earlier than the accountability courtroom on Monday that the Joint Investigation Workforce (JIT) offered ‘incorrect’ data to the Saudi authorities about Al-Azizia/Hill Metallic Institution (HME) owned by Hussain Nawaz, son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Through the cross-examination, the ex-premier’s lead counsel Khawaja Haris requested investigation officer Mehboob Alam a couple of letter of credit score associated to move of scrap of the equipment of Ahli Metal Mills from Sharjah to Jeddah that was submitted by Hussain Nawaz earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.

The JIT, in its request in search of mutual authorized help from the Saudi authorities, talked about the incorrect hometown as as a substitute of Sharjah, the investigators sought details about the equipment transported from Dubai.

Furthermore, he admitted that the outline of products as given within the exhibited doc was totally different from description of products transported from Ahli Metal Mills as given within the letter of credit score.

Mr Alam mentioned that he had neither recorded the assertion of any witness nor issued discover to any witness to determine the price at which Al-Azizia Metal Firm and HME had been arrange. “It didn’t come to my discover throughout investigation that Hill Metals Institution was not established in a single go relatively it was established step by step over a interval from 2006 to 2014,” he admitted.

He accepted earlier than the courtroom that he had gone by the assertion of Hussain Nawaz recorded by the JIT which probed the Panama Papers scandal.

“Even after going by that assertion it had not come to my discover that accused Hussain Nawaz Sharif had acknowledged that the Metal Mill was not established unexpectedly relatively initially HME was arrange as a Scrap Processing Plant,” mentioned the witness.

Through the cross-examination, Mr Alam admitted that no witness who had appeared earlier than him acknowledged that any cash was despatched by accused Nawaz Sharif to accused Hussain and Hassan Nawaz to fund their bills whereas they had been learning within the UK.

He mentioned: “No witness had acknowledged earlier than me that accused Nawaz Sharif had been sending cash to accused Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz for assembly their day-to-day expenditure from the 12 months 1995 to 1999 or thereafter.”

He added that in investigation he had not come throughout any checking account of Nawaz Sharif by which any cash was despatched by him to his sons for any of the aforesaid functions.

Mr Alam revealed that he had recorded the assertion of a witness — Jahangir Ahmed — who had produced Mr Sharif’s tax document, including that the witness had not produced the tax document of any firm whereby Mr Sharif was a shareholder.

Furthermore, the investigation officer admitted that he had not collected document from the SECP concerning any firm during which Mr Sharif was a shareholder.

The proceedings within the Al-Azizia reference had been adjourned until Tuesday.

Revealed in , October ninth, 2018

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