Islamabad, July 10: A corruption case in the Panama Papers case should be filed against Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his two sons Hussain and Hassan, suggests JIT ( Joint Investigation Team) that is looking into the assets of one of the most powerful family in Pakistan. The six-member team of JIT has apparently submitted its magnified report to the Supreme Court of Pakistan after a 60-day meticulous investigation. A five-judge bench of Supreme Court had ordered setting up JIT.
Nawaz Sharif, since last year, has been dismissing reports of any wrong doings. After accepting the JIT report, the Highest Court of Pakistan has ordered a FIR against Zafar Hijazi, for meddling records of the business of Sharif family. Hijazi is the chief of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Also, the court handed over a notice of contempt to Jang-the media group for not reporting inaccurate facts of the JIT investigation, reported The Hindu. The Opposition party in Pakistan has alleged that Jang-the oldest newspaper of Pakistan has penned inaccurate stories in support of the government.
The JIT was working on the instructions of the Apex Court as it had directed the investigation team to look into the family belongings of Sharif. Several assets have raised eyebrows which include four flats that cost million pounds in Park Lane, London, United Kingdom. Panama Papers reported that these apartments were bought with the help of offshore firms Nielson and Nescol but did not come under the radar of tax department on the home soil of Sharif.
The case was heard after petitions were filed by opposition parties that even included cricketer-turned -politician Imran Khan’s Tehrik-i-Insaf which wanted Sharif to be disqualified for not declaring money trail and the top court in the country had asked JIT to probe into the money trail. The News penned that investigation cleared Nawaz Sharif of all charges but found his two sons Hussain and Hassan guilty of failing to provide money trail, however, the report wasn’t confirmed.