Panama Papers: JIT observes discrepancies in Nawaz Sharif's family assets

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Aitzaz Ahsan said that the JIT was meant for giving a safe passage to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, adding that Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Hussain Nawaz, Hasan Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz said same things in their media talks after their appearance before the JIT. Maryam Nawaz, Sharif's daughter and political heir apparent, was also questioned.

Noorani regretted in his apology what he called a "vilification campaign" started against him and the Jang Group after the JIT report was made public, especially on social media.

"We not only condemn this report but will completely expose and unveil its contradictions and falsification before the Supreme Court".

The prime minister was also briefed in detail regarding the legal aspects of the JIT report. Sharif has faced corruption allegations since coming to power in parliamentary elections in 2013. The Supreme Court of Pakistan can send the reference against the premier and his children to NAB.

Sharif has been denying wrongdoing in the case since it first came to light. The judgement of the court as well as personal and party decision would obviously decide fate of the Prime Minister but sanity demands that path of confrontation should be avoided at all costs.

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PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur during a press conference here on Tuesday hailed the JIT report on Panama Papers case and urged the apex court to hold a similar independent inquiry into the Model Town tragedy.

The six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was appointed to find out whether the Sharif family has carried out any illegal transaction while handling their offshore money, has found out that the ruling family submitted fake documents in their attempt to substantiate their innocence. Several assets have raised eyebrows which include four flats that cost million pounds in Park Lane, London, United Kingdom.

The top court took up the case in October a year ago on petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Awami Muslim League and Jamaat-e-Islami and reserved the verdict in February after conducting hearings on a daily basis. It also accused that Maryam provided the probe team "fake/falsified documents", which is a criminal offence under Pakistan laws.

Pakistan's supreme court is now deliberating a case against Nawaz Sharif, the head of the country's government.

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