Pakistan Investigators Want Sharif Tried Over Unexplained Assets

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Sharif said that he had a public mandate to serve as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a full five-year term, and this was so because the people firmly believed in his development-oriented policies.

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.

Sharif will challenge the investigators' findings in the court, the minister for planning and reform, Ahsan Iqbal, said at a media conference.

Maryam Nawaz, Sharif's daughter and political heir apparent, was also questioned. "We will unveil the contradictions of this report in front of the Supreme Court", he said, and added that "arch rivals" of Nawaz Sharif were made part of the JIT.

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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" between their known sources of income and their actual wealth, The Dawn reported.

The JIT had reservations regarding the significant gap and disparity among the known and declared source of income and the wealth accumulated have been observed, according to the JIT document.

He said that the party's lawyers were analysing the report from every angle.

Zafarullah Khan, another close aide of Sharif, said, "It is a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf report and not JIT report.It is Imran Nama".

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The bench has adjourned the hearing till Monday.

The JIT's measure of recording and tapping phone calls is an illegal act, he further said.

The probe team consists of 6 officials from the National Accountability Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) headed by Director General FIA Wajid Zia. Several assets have raised eyebrows which include four flats that cost million pounds in Park Lane, London, United Kingdom.

He also resorted to personal attacks against members of the JIT, accusing them of being anti-PML-N.

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