Chronology of the major events leading to Sharif’s arrest and imminent release

    Lahore, Sep 19 (PTI) Following is the chronology of the major events leading to the arrest and imminent release of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif:

    April 4, 2016: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism publishes the Panama Papers, exposing tax evasion by the world’s elite through off-shore accounts and shell companies. The documents include the name of the Sharif family.
    April 5, 2016: Sharif sets up a judicial committee to investigate the allegations, denies charges.
    April 26, 2016: Opposition parties reject the judicial commission set up by the government.
    November 1, 2016: The Supreme Court decides to pursue a case related to Nawaz Sharif.
    November 7, 2016: PML-N submits Qatari prince’s letter to the Supreme Court containing information about the London flats that were at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal.
    January 6, 2017: Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz submits details of assets after the Supreme Court resumes hearing.... read more at: