Supreme Court grills Sharif family lawyer

Supreme Court grills Sharif family lawyer

A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing. 

Other judges in the bench include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.

The court remarked that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif didn’t mention Qatari investment as a funding source for London flats in his speech but Hussain Nawaz had said that the flats were purchased from that investment.

“Questions would be automatically raised as the arguments showed that PM’s family was living in the flats from past thirteen years but the property was purchased in 2006”, the bench added.

The lawyer told the court that flats were purchased by Al-Thani family through offshore companies in 1993-1996.

Justice Gulzar asked that when PM’s children shifted to the flats over which Salman Akram Raja said that Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz resided in the flats in 1993 due to good terms with Al-Thani family.