Panama case in supreme court on November 30: Sharif Family grilled

Panama case in supreme court on November 30: Sharif Family grilled
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ISLAMABAD: Panama Case hearing was resumed by Supreme Court of Pakistan on November 30.

Naeem Bukhari , the lead counsel for the PTI said the prime minister lied in his address to the nation and was involved in tax evasion.

Panama Case hearing in Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed on November 30

He said that Maryam Nawaz is the beneficiary owner of the London flats, adding that the trust deed between Maryam and Hussain Nawaz did not prove much.

Bukhari called for the court to take action against the NAB chairman for failing to perform its duties.

The bench agreed that there were discrepancies in the Prime Minister’s speech in the National Assembly and the documents submitted by his children in the court.

Justice Ijaz ul Hassan said that according to documents submitted by the prime minister's children, they invested 12 million Dirhams with the Qatar royal family.

While in his speech the prime minister had said that this investment was used by the Prime Minister’s children, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said.

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Bukhari brought the court’s attention to a Jeddah steel mill bought in 2007. He said that the London flats were bought before buying this factory.

Justice Azmat Saeed said that the documents submitted by the prime minister's children only speak about the Dubai steel mill but do not mention where investment for the Jeddah Steel Mill came from. He said that the documents also don't mention that the investment was used to purchase the London flats.

Naeem Bukhari asked if it had been mentioned that loan had been taken from banks for the Jeddah factory.

"How did he get loan from Saudi banks?" Justice Ijaz ul Hassan asked. "How much was the Jeddah factory sold for?"

Bukhari said the Prime Minister claimed that in June 2004 the factory was sold for $17 million. He added that the prime minister had said that he had submitted all documents in the court.

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Justice Azmat Saeed said that the documents might be available everywhere but they have not been submitted in the court.

Bukhari said that the London flats were bought between 1993 and 1996.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that these were the sources of income through which the London flats were bought. He added that in two different documents submitted there were no similarities between signatures of Tariq Shafiq.

Naeem Bukhari said that Shahbaz Sharif had forged Tariq Shafiq's signature.

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How did Tariq Shafiq transfer money to Qatar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked.

Naeem Bukhari told the court that prime minister had lied and hid evidence, therefore he is neither Sadiq nor Ameen, and should be disqualified.

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