Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dec 08, 2017 0 52 12345 Dawn.comIslamabadAn accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday dismissed the objections raised by the counsel for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a prosecution representative in a corruption reference.Judge Mohammad Bashir was hearing the Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif. Defence counsel Khawaja Harris'assistant lawyer Ayesha Hamid represented him in the court today.On Wednesday, the court had heard NAB's plea to include documents provided by Noreen Shahzad ” who replaced prosecution witness Malik Tayyab as branch manager of Standard Chartered Bank ” in the case record. Hamid had objected to the request, saying that since Shahzad's name is not on the witness list, documents provided by her cannot be counted as evidence."In what capacity has Noreen Shahzad submitted documents to the court?"Hamid had asked, adding that Shahzad was not able to present an authority letter from her employer. She had also said that the defence team was not informed of Shahzad's involvement in the case.The court after hearing arguments from both sides on Thursday rejected the objections raised by Hamid against Shahzad's status. The judge ordered that documents presented by Shahzad be made a part of the case record.The NAB prosecutor had argued that Shahzad is now the manager of the bank where Tayyab was earlier employed. He said Shahzad too has presented documents concerning Nawaz Sharif's bank accounts. After dismissing the lawyer's plea, the court resumed recording the statement of Tayyab, the witness. The defence lawyer will argue on his testimony at the next hearing. According to documents presented by Tayyab, Rs1.19 billion were transferred to Sharif's account at different times between 2010 and 2017. Sharif's account contained 7,568 Euros and $200,000 in August, 2017, the documents said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 387 Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 63 Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 52 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests AFP Berlin Germany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan. "This morning, 27 people were returned to .. Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers dpa Islamabad Pakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday. The .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..