Panamagate case: SC directs Sharif family to explain contradiction in statements


ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has directed Sharif family to explain contradiction in statements to defend itself in Panama Papers case.
A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the case hearing in which, Justice Khosa asked that: “Is there any record of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s statement regarding starting business in 2005?”. The bench said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not produce record of his Jeddah factory and fake accounts were opened for the sake of money-laundering.
He further said that no one will escape from the legal action except Siraj-ul-Haq if court starts disqualifying people on interviews and statements.
Justice Khosa said that Panama Leaks case is of honesty, not flats.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bukhari told the court that trust deed was made after the issue was raised in SC.
Earlier before a brief duration break, Justice Azmat Saeed said Naeem Bukhari is ‘flirting’ with legal questions. He ordered PTI counsel to stay in rostrum until the bench’s satisfaction.
‘The court asked 16 questions, none of which was responded by you’, Justice Azmat Saeed said to Naeem Bukhari.
PTI lawyer claimed that Hussain Nawaz gave Rs810 million as gift to Nawaz Sharif who didn’t pay tax on that precious gift on which, Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan said that it’s not necessary for Hussain Nawaz to pay tax as he is not living in Pakistan.
A son can give gifts to his father likewise a father can also give surprises to his son, he added.
Bukhari argued that Sharif family has not provided any record regarding bank transactions on which, Justice Aijaz inquired that: “Is presenting money trail responsibility of Nawaz Sharif when the property belonged to Qatari family?”


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