The Panama Case JIT report claims that Premier Nawaz Sharif confirmed before the JIT that he has knowledge of the investment made by his father with the Qatar’s Royal family but he hardly seemed to remember any details.
Premier Sharif’s statement in this regard has been summed up by the JIT as, “His [PM] statement contradicted his stance taken in his submissions before the SC and seemed an effort to substantiate the stance taken by Hussain Nawaz and other respondents at this belated stage.
It adds: “Instead of lending any credence to the evidence [Qatari letters] his shifting of stance further weakened it.” It also terms as ‘implausible’ the statement made before it by Shehbaz Sharif.
The report also notes in details the discrepancies between the first Qatari letter and affidavit of Shafi and the repeated changes in stance of Hussain Nawaz during his multiple appearances before the JIT.
“The two key witnesses, Hussain and Hassan, gave conflicting statements with regards to their knowledge about the details of the Qatari letters, which essentially was used to plug the gaps identified in the money trail.”