In April last year, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif found himself in a precarious position following the “revelations” made by the famed Panama Papers. Leaked documents showed that three of Sharif’s children had links with offshore companies that owned properties in London. Sharif denies any wrongdoing.
Subsequently, a petition against Sharif was filed in the country’s Supreme Court, which in April ruled against Sharif’s disqualification as prime minister but formed a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to further probe allegations.
In a report submitted to the apex court on Monday, July 10, the JIT said Sharif’s sons, Hussain and Hassan Nawaz, were used as proxies to build family assets.
Jahangir: ‘PM Sharif’s resignation at this point would mean admission of guilt’
The JIT also pointed out failure on the part of the Sharif family to produce the required documents that would confirm their “known sources of income,” underlining that the prime minister’s family was not able to