Statement further exposed Prime Minister, says Imran


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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said here that statement of the Qatari ambassador to Pakistan has further exposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, the PTI chief said that the Qatari ambassador has plainly stated that the Qatari government has nothing to do with the letter written by a Qatari prince that was presented in the Supreme Court in

In a statement issued here on Saturday, the PTI chief said that the Qatari ambassador has plainly stated that the Qatari government has nothing to do with the letter written by a Qatari prince that was presented in the Supreme Court in

In a statement issued here on Saturday, the PTI chief said that the Qatari ambassador has plainly stated that the Qatari government has nothing to do with the letter written by a Qatari prince that was presented in the Supreme Court in Panamagate Papers case, which showed that Sharif has been lying about his family business in Qatar.

“The government of Qatar has distanced itself from fake Qatari letter from Nawaz Sharif’s business partner and shareholder in Port Qasim LNG terminal, etc,” he added. Quoting the ambassador, Imran said that ‘the government of Qatar has nothing to do with the letter of the prince as it’s between Nawaz Sharif and the prince.’

The lawyer of the Prime Minister in Panamagate case submitted recently a second letter signed by Qatari Prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani to the Supreme Court to clarify Sharif family’s business ties and money trail in the Middle-East.

The second letter from the Qatari prince, like the first one, which was submitted in the court in November last, is marked as “private, confidential and not to be disclosed to any party, except for the benefit of the courts of Pakistan.” It is on the letterhead of Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani, who remained Qatar’s prime minter from 2007 to 2013.

In the letter, Al-Thani says: “PM Nawaz’s father, Mian Muhammad Sharif, made an investment of approximately AED12 million in the Al-Thani family’s real estate business.

The investment was made by way of provision of cash which was common practice in the Gulf region at the time of the investment. It was also, given the long-standing relationship between my father and Sharif, a customary way for them to do business between themselves,” it said.

“At the end of 2005, after receiving all accruals and other distributions made over the term of the investment, it was agreed that an amount of approximately $8,000,000 was due to Sharif. The amount due to him was settled in 2006,” the letter explained, “by way of the delivery to Hussain Nawaz Sharif’s representative of bearer shares of Nescoll Ltd and Nielsen Enterprises Ltd, which had been kept during that time in Qatar.” The letter also contains transaction details and auditor’s reports regarding the Gulf Steel Mills in Dubai and the Azizia Steel Mills in Jeddah.