Panama Papers probe: JIT recommends reopening 15 cases against Nawaz Sharif, next hearing on 17 July

Islamabad: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which probed the Panama Papers case against Nawaz Sharif’s family assets has recommended reopening 15 cases against the Pakistani Prime Minister, the media reported on Sunday.

Of these 15 cases, three were registered during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and 12 during President Pervez Musharraf regime, soon after he toppled the Sharif government in the October 1999 military coup, reports Dawn.

The case regarding the Sharif family’s four London apartments was also among the investigations started by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in December 1999.

File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

In its 20 April verdict, the Supreme Court asked the JIT to investigate the money trail for the London flats, Dawn reported.

The JIT noted “that these (15) cases have also been quashed without conducting a proper trial and

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