Panama papers case: Insufficient proof to hold Nawaz Sharif guilty but no clean chit yet in Panama papers case

SC has asked Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's son NawaHassan & Hussain Nawaz to appear before Joint Investigation Team in the Panama leaks case

The Supreme Court on April 20 ordered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son NawaHassan amd Hussain Nawaz to appear before Joint Investigation Team in connection with the Panama papers leaks case. The apex court gave a split judgement in the case which refers to a massive trove of secret documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonsec.

If found guilty the Nawaz Sharif could be ousted as the Prime Minister of Pakistan over corruption allegations. Nawaz Sharif has denied all the allegations and have pleaded not guilty in the case.However, the supreme court had ordered to probe Sharif’s family’s offshore wealth after opposition member Imran Khan threatened to lodge a protest. The court has directed the Joint investigation team to complete the investigation in two months time.

According to reports, out of the 5 judges, 2 of them were in agreement to disqualify Nawaz Sharif while the other three agreed to form a JIT.. The bench finally agreed to conduct a probe in the entire issue.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif affirmed that the Prime Minister was ready to face probe and that they would extend their complete cooperation in the entire process. The case date backs to the major leak by Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm which named Sharif’s daughter and two sons. The leak showed at least 8 offshore holding companies had links with Nawaz Sharif’s family members. Imran Khan had asserted that he would welcome the Supreme Court’s decision adding that there was enough evidence to nail Nawaz Sharif.

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