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Panamagate Case: Captain Safdar files reply in SC

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ISLAMABAD: Captain (retd.) Safdar has filed his reply in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) regarding the investigation of the Panama Papers, ARY News reported.

It should be noted that the apex court had ordered the prime minister’s son-in-law Captain Safdar, his wife Maryam Nawaz, along with Hassan and Hussain Nawaz to submit their answers in the Panamagate Case latest by Monday.

The counsel of the children of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had pleaded to the court for more time to submit the replies in the court. The bench, however, ordered Sharifs to submit their replies latest by Monday.

In his reply, Captain Safdar denied having own offshore companies.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan did not send a reference against him to the Speaker of National Assembly.

He added that the PTI chief has filed a false case against him.

Safdar stated that the issue of his eligibility under Article 62 was not questioned before the general election. He said that after the election, the scope of disqualification of a public representative under Article 63 of the constitution becomes limited.

“Questioning my eligibility in the Supreme Court is the violation of Article 225 of the constitution,” he further said in his reply.

The Parliamentarian claimed that his wife Maryam Nawaz regularly pays her taxes and has provided the details of her tax returns to the court.

Safdar pleaded to the court to dismiss Imran Khan’s petition and fake claims against Sharif family.

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