Panama Papers: JIT recommends filing of reference against Sharif, sons

Written by July 10, 2017 21:41

Islamabad: A joint investigation team that probed the Panamagate graft case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family has found glaring disparities between their known sources of income and their actual wealth in its final report submitted to the Supreme Court today.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that investigated the Sharif family’s business dealings has recommended that the National Accountability Bureau open a reference against Sharif and his family after the probe panel found glaring disparities.

The JIT report suggests that a reference should be filed against Prime Minister Sharif and his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, as well as daughter Maryam Nawaz. JIT Chief Wajid Zia presented the report along with evidence to a three-member special bench of the Supreme Court.

The six-member JIT was set up in May by the Supreme Court with the mandate to probe the Sharif family for allegedly failing to provide the trail of money used to buy properties in London in 1990s.