The Panama JIT report has made startling revelations about the son in law of the PM Nawaz Sharif, Captain R Safdar.
“He (Capt Safdar) was untruthful, dishonest, deceitful and shifty on many accounts, displaying wanting conduct,” the JIT report states. “His emphasis was on propagating that he was highly upright, self-contained and an independent person, which was inconsistent with the facts brought out by him during the proceedings.”
The report states that Sadfar told the JIT that he along with other family members was receiving an allowance from Mian Muhammad Sharif, the PM’s father, while in exile in Jeddah and thereafter.
This was in addition to the day-to-day expenses also being provided by Muhammad Sharif to family members.
Safdar was receiving about 1,500 Saudi Riyal per month and this practice is still continuing, however, according to the JIT report, despite repeated questions, he did not divulge the source of his allowance after Muhammad Sharif’s death.
The report adds that after his father’s death, Nawaz Sharif became the head of the family, which Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had also stated.
“The continuation of pocket money/ subsistence allowance since 2004 indicates that the head of the family PM Nawaz Sharif continues to support/make up for expenses of all family members,” the report states.
“This is further corroborated by the exchange of gifts worth millions of dollars within the family.”