Panama Papers probe: Pakistan SC warns Nawaz Sharif’s children of action if submitted documents are proved fake

Islamabad: The children of Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif could face up to seven years in jail if it was proved that they had submitted fake documents to the Panama panel probing the money laundering allegations against the family, the Supreme Court warned on Thursday.

The apex court heard the Panamagate scandal case for the fourth consecutive day since the hearing began on Monday, following submission of a report by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on 10 July, which was tasked by the court to probe allegation of corruption against Sharif and his family.

“The punishment for submitting forged documents in the court is seven years in jail,” warned the three-member panel of judges. The JIT among other things has observed that some of the documents submitted by the children of Sharif, 67, were tampered with.

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