Opponents hiding behind Panama Papers to oust government: Nawaz Sharif

Top PML-N brass mulls options after JIT report

As the joint investigation team investigating the Sharif family's offshore assets has suggested filing of reference against PM Nawaz Sharif and his family with the National Accountability Bureau, the ruling party has chose to challenge the probe body's report, sources say. Others who were quizzed were Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Muhammad Safdar Awan, Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is related to the Sharif family through marriage.

The "forced confession" of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is also being used to establish a case against the Sharif family.The JIT summoned nearly all important persons named in both the Rehman Malik report and Mr Dar's "confession".A British-Pakistani Kashif Mehmood Qazi, was also summoned.

The premier reaffirmed that neither he nor his family ever participated in corrupt practices, adding that all documents required by the JIT were handed over.

The Supreme Court said the petitioners and Sharif's family would be provided copies of the JIT's report.

The six-member team of JIT has apparently submitted its magnified report to the Supreme Court of Pakistan after a 60-day meticulous investigation.

According to the reports in the newspapers, the National Security Committee in its meeting in Islamabad under chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deliberated and approved the development of a strategy with regard to India and Afghanistan and reiterated that regional peace and progress is directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The News penned that investigation cleared Nawaz Sharif of all charges but found his two sons Hussain and Hassan guilty of failing to provide money trail, however, the report wasn't confirmed.

The minister went on to declare the report as "Imran Nama" (political narrative of PTI chairman). He is the sole defense witness in the money laundering case against the Sharif family.

An anti-graft investigation into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family was completed by the Pakistani authorities. Several assets have raised eyebrows which include four flats that cost million pounds in Park Lane, London, United Kingdom.

"There is no need of further trial or proceedings".

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