N responsible to produce Qatri prince before JIT: Ch Sarwar

N responsible to produce Qatri prince before JIT: Ch Sarwar

N responsible to produce Qatri prince before JIT: Ch Sarwar

A six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the assets of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family has recommended registration of corruption case against him and his sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz in the Panama Papers case.

The officials said, the report of the investigators was handed over to the Supreme Court on Monday.

Respondent 1 refers to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; Respondent 6 was Maryam Nawaz; Respondent 7 Hussain Nawaz; while Respondent 8 was Hassan Nawaz.

Speaking at the press conference, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the JIT mostly relied on what was said by Rehman Malik, former interior minister and a senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party.

Sharif, who has previously denied allegations of abusing his authority to enrich himself, has been under pressure since documents leaked in 2016 from a Panama-based law firm disclosed that his family had offshore accounts.

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.

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Commenting on the report, Daniyal Aziz said his party will go through it and then would give a final reaction.

"There exists a significant disparity between the wealth declared by the respondents and the means through which the respondents had generated income from known or declared sources", the report said, according to a partial copy released to reporters.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) can not initiate contempt of court proceedings against an individual as that right lies only with the Supreme Court and the High Courts, said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan.

Iqbal, while announcing that his party will challenge the report before the apex court, said, "We not only condemn this report but will completely expose and unveil its contradictions and falsification before the Supreme Court". It also directed the counsel of both sides to appear in court on July 17 for the next hearing of the case.

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

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