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Protesters attempt to break into Nawaz Sharif’s London flats

LONDON: The conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield case has thrown the PML-N supremo in a bind, not only back home, but also in London where he is currently staying. The balloon started going up for the Sharifs on Sunday after a number of protesters gathered outside Avenfield apartments of Mr. Sharif and tried to break into the flats, only to be prevented by security of the PML-N leader. A heated exchanged also ensured between the two sides. The video of the incident is also going viral on…

Avenfield case: Maryam rebuffs beneficial ownership of London flats and companies

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, completed her answer of 128 questions, asked by the prosecution in Avenfield reference, before the accountability court on Monday. During hearing, Maryam testified before the court that she has never been the beneficial owner of London flats and other mentioned companies. “I was never involved in any financial profit or loss related to mentioned companies,” she claimed. Moreover, she shared that she has nothing to do with 25% shares of Gulf Steel Mills,…

Saad Rafique’s tweet over Capt Safdar’s arrest draws angry retort

ISLAMABAD: Incensed by the arrest of retired Captain Muhammad Safdar after his arrival at the Islamabad airport along with his wife Maryam Nawaz, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique took to Twitter to give vent to his anger, reminding what treatment was being meted out to "benefactor of the country and nation."   Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the ousted prime minister, landed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport along with her spouse Capt retired Muhammad Safdar, who was arrested by NAB minutes after their arrival…

NAB court sets Oct 13 for indictment of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Safdar

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday fixed Oct 13 for indictment of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar in graft references. Sharif and his sons have been nominated in all three references, while Maryam and her husband have been named only in a reference related to the family's London flats. Maryam appeared before the court amid tight security and extensive protocol in the hearing today. She was accompanied by ministers, and senior…

‘Panamagate’: Supreme Court ends hearing in corruption charges against PM, reserves decision

ISLAMABAD: Amid the speculations revolving around either Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif gets disqualified or emerged stronger with regard to the Supreme Court’s possible judgment, the top court on Friday reserved its verdict after wrapping up fifth and final hearing of the 'Panama Papers' case.  The date for announcement of the verdict will be released later. The court heard arguments from both the sides - government counsel and the opposition disputing prime minister's claims in the case - and concluded its hearing…

Hussain Nawaz fails to convince JIT about financial records of London flats

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz for the second time failed to convince the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the Panama Papers probe about the money trail of Sharif family’s London flats, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Inside sources said the PM’s son failed to present any substantial evidence of the money trail behind the London properties and kept on arguing about remittances leading to the purchase of the flats. The JIT, headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) additional director…

‘Hussain Nawaz fails to satisfy JIT over offshore properties’

ISLAMABAD: While finding the replies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz unsatisfactory the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is probing the allegations against the PM and his family in the Panama Papers asked Hussain to come up with comprehensive replies. The JIT, headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) additional director general Wajid Zia, questioned the PM’s son for over two hours but he couldn’t give any satisfactory answers to the questions put to him, said sources privy to the in camera…

PTI submits more documentary evidence ahead of ‘Panama Leaks Case’ hearing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) submitted additional documentary evidence on Tuesday as a new Justice Asif Saeed Khosa-led Supreme Court (SC) larger bench resumes the hearing of ‘Panama Leaks Case’ on January 4th. PTI’s counsel Naeem Bukhari submitted the documentary evidence at the top court on behalf of Imran Khan and his party. According to details, the documents include a letter sent to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and an old interview of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif given to a local new channel…