Hussain Nawaz gets into trouble in Supreme Court

Hussain Nawaz gets into trouble in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed the hearing of the Panama Papers case on January 18.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz to explain how he earned $1.9 million which he “remitted to his father as a gift in 2011”.

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Earlier, the prime minister’s counsel, Makhdoom Ali Khan, told the court that Nawaz had received a gift of $1.9 million from his son which was non-taxable. To this, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, “There are two aspects of the case — first is tax evasion and the second is money laundering.”

Justice Khosa is heading a five-judge larger bench hearing a slew of petitions against the Sharif family in the Panamagate case.

In his remarks, Justice Khosa said it has been observed that people illegally sent money abroad and later some of it was remitted back in the country.

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He went on to say that now, the premier’s son has to provide the money trail of the amount which he remitted to his father.