Panamagate Case: SC summons NAB, FBR Chiefs on February 21

ISLAMABAD: A five member larger bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has resumed the hearing of Panama Papers case, Aaj News reported. 

Salman Akram Raja, the Counsel of Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz is continued his arguments.

In today’s proceeding, the bench also asked Salman Akram Raja to “show the court the relevant documents that reveal who paid Minerva Financial Services,” the holding company for two off-shore entities that own the flats in question.

The bench further asked, “Where is the actual document that shows that Hussain Nawaz […] is the owner of the four London flats?”

Raja submitted more documents purporting to show the services rendered by Minerva Services to the two companies, Nielsen Enterprises Ltd and Nescoll Ltd.

Documents that showed the ownership of the Park Lane flats in London were also submitted before the five-member bench.

While submitting these documents, Raja told the court that Maryam Nawaz, PM Sharif’s daughter, had remained a trustee of the Minerva Financial Services Ltd between February and July 2006. Then Justice Azmat Saeed asked about the director for Neilson and Nescoll.

Later, the SC summoned National Accountability Bureau and Federal Bureau of Revenue chiefs to the court on February 21. The bench has also instructed  them to present with complete records.

The hearing for the case was adjourned till Tuesday.

In last hearing, after the two weeks adjournment of Panamagate case on Wednesday, counsel for Hassan and Hussain Nawaz justified the ownership of London flats and offshore firms, Raja said that Mian Sharif had absolute control over family business.

He said all records of Sharif family had been usurped in 1999; hence, it is not possible for Sharif family to produce record spanning over last 45 years.