Nawaz Sharif appears before Panama Papers probe team

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared before the investigators probing money laundering allegations against his family, raised by the Panama Papers. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court, has already questioned Mr. Sharif’s sons. His brother and son-in-law will be questioned on June 17 and 24.

The investigators are probing whether Mr. Sharif has purchased four expensive flats in London through an offshore company. Mr. Sharif has told Parliament that his late father set up steel mills in the Gulf and the proceeds of its sale were used to purchase the flats. In his defence, the counsel of the Prime Minister presented a letter from a Qatari prince before the apex court who testified that the flats were purchased by his company, which were later sold to the Prime Minister’s son. Last year, Panama Papers revealed that the families purchased assets outside their countries using

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