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‘Panama Leaks’: Petition in LHC seeks NAB action against prime minister

LAHORE: Another petition is filed in the Lahore High Court seeking National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his alleged stashed wealth abroad as revealed through ‘Panama Papers’, ARY News reported.

The court directed for attaching together all such identical petitions before proceedings into the case kicks off.

Earlier on Monday, Justice Shahid Waheed of the LHC allowed petitioner’s counsel to attach more documents with the petition, seeking disqualification of PM Sharif and other politicians, allegedly involved in stashing wealth in foreign countries.

Read more: Court seeks ‘Panama Papers’ record with petitions against PM

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Gohar Nawaz Sindhu had filed the petition in this regard.

The court was informed that similar petitions had also been filed and the judge had ordered consolidating all these petitions. The petitioner made PM Nawaz Sharif, his two sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz, former interior minister Rehman Malik, the election commission of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as respondents in his petition.

The judge accepted the plea and adjourned the hearing till April 14.

PM ready for judicial commission probe

PM Sharif announced on April 5 the formation of a commission to investigate allegations made in the Panama Papers that linked his family to a series of offshore companies.

“I have decided to set up a high level judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. This commission will decide after its investigation that what is reality and how much weight these allegations should be given,” Sharif said in a TV address broadcast nationwide.

 

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