DUBAI: Submitting a legal opinion to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged employment in Dubai, a Dubai law firm has on Monday verified that the documents of the PM’s employment by Capital FZE in Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza) in Dubai are 100 percent legal.
The legal firm Khalifa bin Huwaidan Advocates was approached by the Panama Case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that has submitted its final report into the Sharif family’s offshore properties to the SC, Khaleej Times reported.
“Normally businessmen establish companies in Dubai if they want to maintain a visa status in the company but in this case, (Nawaz Sharif) was an employee in a Jafza-based firm until 2014,” Khalifa bin Huwaidan, lawyer and legal advisor at the firm, told Khaleej Times.
Khalifa’s justification was based on the copy of the labour contract Nawaz had with Capital FZE, and said “The contract is 100 per cent legal.”
It earlier emerged that Nawaz Sharif was employed as chairman of the board for Capital FZE company in Jafza from August 2006 to April 2014 and was withdrawing a salary of Dh10,000. However, his employment was terminated in 2014 after the company was dissolved, one year after he became the PM.
The Sharif family has denied if the premier was withdrawing salary from the firm. They said the visa was to only facilitate UAE visits.