Supreme Court hints at consequences for submitting forged documents

Supreme Court hints at consequences for submitting forged documents
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ISLAMABAD: 

Supreme Court of Pakistan continued with the Panama Papers case arguments on Thursday.

Supreme Court Judge Ijazul Ahsan on Thursday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s children may face consequences for submitting forged documents to the joint investigation team (JIT) probing Panamagate case.

The SC judge, who is part of a three-judge bench, said the Government of Dubai has revealed that the documents of Gulf Steel Mills provided by the Sharif family were forged. 

“Dubai Customs has no record of transportation of machinery of Gulf Steel Mills from Dubai to Saudi Arabia,” he observed.

Responding to the query by the bench, Additional Attorney General Waqar Rana said seven years of imprisonment can be awarded to someone who is found involved in forgery. 

“We cannot shut our eyes as law will take its course because fake documents have been submitted in the Supreme Court ,” Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh observed.

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