Sharif's younger son appears before Panama papers probe panel


After attending the four-hour session in the JIT secretariat, Hussain Nawaz again claimed before media persons that the investigation team would not find an iota of evidence against him or any of his family members.

Similarly, it was said Hussain Nawaz's objection on Amir Aziz, JIT member from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), is not worth consideration.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad, Prime Minister's Advisor Asif Kirmani said we are extending full cooperation to the JIT on Panama Papers case and the judiciary. Therefore, it would be impossible for the former to stay unbiased during the investigation.

A three-member bench hearing the case noted that political rivalry can not lead to apprehensions of the investigation being biased, reports the Dawn. The case was based on the allegations levelled by Mr Riaz against Mr Iftikhar of getting undue financial benefits.

In his first appearance before the JIT, Hussain had refused to answer questions put forth by the investigative body, saying that the JIT's status was "sub judice" as he had already filed a petition before the apex court regarding two of its constituents.

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In the written order, the apex court assured to take action if partial behaviour from any JIT member was observed. Two letters signed by the Qatari royal had been presented before the top court by representatives of the Prime Minister's children's during the Supreme Court's hearing of the Panamagate case.

PM's son amid arrived at Judicial Academy amidst tight security, surrounded by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.

He recalled that Nawaz Sharif had led a long march in 2009 for the reinstatement of deposed judges and to uphold the rule of law.

The minister also raised objection over the relaxed attitude of the judiciary towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, as even his sources of income are also being investigated.