Reopen 15 cases against Pak PM Sharif, recommends Panama panel

ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team, which looked into Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif‘s family assets in London following the the Panama Papers leak scandal, has recommended reopening of 15 cases against the embattled leader, a media report said on Sunday.

The high-profile scandal is about alleged money laundering to purchase assets in London by Sharif in 1990s, when he twice served as prime minister. The assets surfaced when the Panama Papers leak last year revealed that they were managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif’s children.

The six-member JIT which probed the issue submitted its final report to the Supreme Court on July 10. It said the lifestyle of Sharif and his children was beyond their known sources of income, and recommended filing of a new corruption case against them.


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