Panama papers: PTI submits evidence against PM’s family in SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted documentary evidence against Sharif family in the ongoing Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court, Aaj News reported. 

Submitted through Advocate Naeem Bokhari and on-record advocate Akhtar Ali Chaudhary, the 686-page document claimed that the Sharif family has laundered a sum of Rs145 million since 1988 in order to evade taxes.The documents include details of bank accounts and loans written off. Details of 19 off-shore companies have also been included in the documentary evidence.

More evidence regarding the property of PM’s children have also been presented. Meanwhile, the Sharif family sought to change their lawyer from Salman Butt to Akram Sheikh.

The Supreme Court will resume hearing of the Panama Leaks case on November 15.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Friday claimed that it was going to submit more evidence in the Supreme Court that would further strengthen its stance that Maryam Nawaz was still dependent on his father in financial matters and show the timeframe during which London properties were purchased by Sharif family.

In last hearing, Prime Minister’s children Maryam Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz submitted their reply in Supreme Court. The reply stated that Maryam Nawaz was a trustee of Nielsen and Nescom companies and she has not been a beneficiary of any off Shore Company.  He said, all the allegations levelled against Maryam Nawaz are baseless.

The reply further stated that Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz have been living outside Pakistan for 16 and 22 years, respectively. Their father Nawaz Sharif has no involvement in his children’s businesses as well as no connection with properties in London.