Nawaz Sharif made laws to launder money: Special assistant to Pakistan PM

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister, Accountability, Shahzad Akbar has accused the family of former premier Nawaz Sharif of making laws in the 1990s to help them launder ill-gotten wealth.

Sharing details of the alleged telegraphic transfer of Rs 17 million to Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, Akbar said the family built an empire through corruption.

Akbar said everything worked in favour of the Sharif family till their names came up in the Panama Papers in 2016.

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He said the transaction of Rs 17 million in Maryam’s account was made in 2008, indicating that the family was still using flexible laws of the 1990s to bring money in Pakistan and also send abroad.

He said similar transfer of money from was made in the account of Sharif’s nephew Salman Shehbaz.

“I say that 90 per cent of Salman Shehbaz’s wealth is based on TT

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