Panama Papers: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif rejects JIT findings, calls investigation biased

CM Punjab says PML engages in politics of norms

CM Punjab says PML engages in politics of norms

However, the few are expecting the judges to dismiss the case after the JIT submitted a damaging report into Sharif's family wealth. The JIT also suggested that keeping in view the fresh, very strong and comprehensive documentary evidence, money trail and banking record, an appeal should be filed in the Supreme Court against the LHC judgment in which it had set aside a 2000 reference against the Prime Minister relating to the Hudabiya Paper Mills.

According to Dawn, the Sharif family has not submitted any objections before the SC to the Panamagate JIT damning report on their murky financial history. "He (Sharif) would not only be disqualified but also go to jail", he said. The application said that the "Report is itself a mala fide act of the JIT, and in breach of the Respondent No.1's (Nawaz Sharif) fundamental rights guaranteed by Articles 4, 9, 14, 25 and 10A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973".

Meanwhile she condemned the blast in Peshawar.

This, even as the Sharif's legal team has outrightly rejected all findings of the JIT. Maryam provided were dated February 2006 and prepared with Calibri font, while the font itself was not commercially available to general public until January 2007.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has warned the prime minister that he will be forced to leave office if he does not resign voluntarily.

Later, Fawad Chaurdry said that Sharif has lost moral and political grounds to continue as prime minister. Many are not demanding the prime minister's resignation, however the Sharifs are adamant in their stance. But PM Sharif's ruling PML-N party insists the wealth was acquired legally, through family businesses in Pakistan and the Gulf. Going by the available reports, it is likely that Sharif's family made money and used that money to acquire - legally or otherwise - business interests overseas, as indicated in Panama Papers.

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The controversy erupted a year ago with the publication of 11.5 million secret documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca documenting the offshore dealings of numerous world's rich and powerful.

Now those opponents sense an opportunity to scupper any plans to build a Sharif dynasty around her after a Supreme Court-appointed panel accused her of committing a criminal offense in a 254-page report leaked to the media this week.

According to a statement issued by the PPP, Bilawal Bhutto lauded the party leaders and workers from South Punjab "for launching the salvo against Nawaz Sharif and his coterie who have caused huge damage to the image of democracy and democratic credentials". The other three judges were in favor of forming a JIT to definitively answer the question of whether the allegations against the Prime Minister were true or not.

In the present case, Sharif's colossal political mandate was seen as nothing less than a threat to the security establishment. That led to a decade of exile until he became the nuclear power's prime minister, again, in 2013.

The senior government source said NAB investigations tend to last many years - Sharif has an active case against him dating back to 1999 - and NAB's conviction rates were notoriously low.

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