1. Panama papers leak case: Pakistan Supreme Court issues notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Panama papers leak case: Pakistan Supreme Court issues notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Following five petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-eInsaf (PTI) seeking for the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and others, for connections with the Panama papers leak, the Pakistan Supreme Court has today send a notice to the Prime Minister and other respondents.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 20, 2016 3:25 PM
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Reuters) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Reuters)

Following five petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-eInsaf (PTI) seeking for the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and others, for connections with the Panama papers leak, the Pakistan Supreme Court has today send a notice to the Prime Minister and other respondents. The apex court has also adjourned the court proceedings of the case for two weeks.

Other than Nawaz Sharif, the court had also issued orders to daughter Maryam, sons Hasan and Hussain, son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, director general Federal Investigation Agency, chairman Federal Board of Revenue, and the attorney general.

The court also heard petitions from cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of PTI, who accused the Pakistan Prime Minister of illegally transferring money abroad after the leak showed his property possessions in UK.

The Panama papers came to light in April following leak of documents from the Panama-based Mossak Fonseka, dealing with off-shore properties.
According to the Panama papers, Sharif’s children were owners of offshore properties and “were owners or had the right to authorise transactions for several companies.”

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