ISLAMABAD: Long before the Sharif family, former President Asif Ali Zardari was accused of having offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Gibraltar, Jersey, and the Isle of Man. The accountability court currently conducting the Sharifs’ trial had acquitted Zardari due to the unavailability of the original record.
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had to inform the Islamabad High Court that Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir had acquitted the former president without collecting the original records of his cases from the Supreme Court.
Now, almost five months into the Sharif family’s trial, it has emerged that the NAB has yet to produce the original records of the Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s report and the trial is being conducted using copies of the document.
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