Panama Papers case hearing in Supreme Court: PM Nawaz Sharif in trouble

Panama Papers case hearing in Supreme Court: PM Nawaz Sharif in trouble

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz submitted documentary evidence in support of their statements regarding their family assets in Supreme Court today.

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While Maryam Nawaz submitted the evidence required by the court, her brothers Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, both of whom live abroad, failed to submit relevant documents.

The documents comprising nearly 400 pages contain relevant details of transactions as well as receipts of payments since 2011.

Akram Chadhry, the lawyer of Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz submitted details of tax returns, instruments of property and information on Nawaz Sharif’s businesses and properties.

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The five-member larger bench chaired by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali expressed its disappointment over failure of the premier’s sons to comply with court orders to submit evidence within stipulated time.

The bench observed that there are discrepancies between PM’s documents and his public statement regarding his Jeddah steel mill, Gulf Steel Mill and London flats; however, Akram Chadhry contended that not even a single penny was shifted abroad from the country.

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The bench observed that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s petition has been admitted for hearing as a test case.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till November 17.

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