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Panama Case: Hussain Nawaz grilled by JIT for fourth time

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz on Saturday said his family has presented itself for accountability and will make sacrifices for the supremacy of the rule of law and national institutions. 

Speaking to newsmen outside the Federal Judicial Academy after four hours of interrogation by the JIT for the fourth time within a week, Hassan Nawaz said he has answered all questions and even presented evidence before the JIT. He said that he would appear before the JIT as many times as he was called to record his statement.

“We have presented ourselves for accountability from time to time,” he said. “The prime minister or his family was not involved in any wrongdoing and this will eventually be proved,” Hussain said.

The PM’s son refused to answer who else would be summoned saying that it was the sole prerogative of the JIT. It was earlier anticipated that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar would also be summoned before the JIT.

Hussain Nawaz decried that the London properties were been made controversial, and their stance was the same as presented in the Supreme Court. He reiterated to seek assistance from the Supreme Court if there was any bias or prejudice by members of the JIT.

He said that the his family have the same properties, and even former President Pervez Musharraf could not find any concrete evidence against the Sharif family.

Recalling fourteen months imprisonment during Musharaf’s era in aircraft hijacking case, he said that prime minister along with his family was accused in bogus charges without any evidence which was proved later.

This is Hussain Nawaz’s fourth appearance before the JIT which has held length sessions to find out the financial transactions behind the Sharif family’s properties.

Yesterday, the PM’s younger son Hassan Nawaz made his first appearance before the JIT and was grilled for over seven hours. Hussan Nawaz had said that his brother has separate businesses from him.

The JIT has been give sixty days to probe the Sharif family’s properties and the money trail behind it as part of the verdict announced in the Panama Papers case. The Supreme Court will review progress after very fortnight.



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