Panama Case JIT quizzes CM Shahbaz Sharif on Huddaibiya Mills, London Flats


ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif appeared before the Joint Investigation Team probing the Panama Papers case against the Sharif family on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif stated that he has recorded his statement before JIT. "I have answered all questions of JIT as per my knowledge," he said. 

The Chief Minister mentioned that every body knows he has back pain issues but he did not make any excuse.  

While talking to media after the hearing, Chief Minister mentioned that Sharif family is not being investigated for the first time. "Our first accountability was done by Zulfiqar Bhutto in 1972, followed by second accountability by Benazir Bhutto's in late 1980s and third in 1993-1995," he said.

"Musharraf did our fourth accountability during his regime but could not find any evidence," he said.  

"Those accountabilities cost us million of rupees and thousands of poor labourers lost their jobs," he said.

The Punjab CM stated that all there is no corruption case against in public money rather our personal business was destroyed. "Neither me nor my brother have done any corruption although we have completed projects worth of billions of rupees in this country," Shahbaz said.  

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared before Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

The Chief Minister reached Judicial Academy in Islamabad without official protocol. Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) however, accompany him.  

The JIT questioned him regarding Huddaibiya Paper Mills and queries related to Panama Leaks, Sharif family's London flats and money trail for that property. 

Large number of PML-N supporters were present outside the academy. 

Capital police had tightened the security of Judicial Complex.  

The traffic police blocked roads surrounding the academy for normal traffic as citizens have been asked to use alternative routes.

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