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Counsel argues in SC that No evidence of corruption found against PM in JIT investigation

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Nawaz Sharif counsel argued in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked to probe the Sharif family’s offshore wealth did not make any allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in its report.

Khawaja Haris said that “The JIT did not say in its report that the prime minister misapplies his power to earn money,”

“No document has been submitted to show that the prime minister is the real owner,”

Meanwhile, Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed that the ruling family did not created any document to prove that Hussain Nawaz was the original owner of London flats. The JIT founded out that Maryam Nawaz was the real owner of those apartments.

The SC judge also asked that why the prime minister claimed on the floor of Parliament that all relevant documents are available to show the source of funds used to obtain the offshore properties.

Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, said that the judges should notice that no document was submitted by the Sharif family to prove the source of money used to establish Hill Metal, a leading steel company in Saudi Arabia allegedly owned by the ruling family.

Justice Ejaz inquired as to how PM Nawaz’s children acquired offshore assets in 1990s when they had no sources of income. Later, the premier’s counsel concluded his arguments while Tariq Hassan, counsel for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, was presenting his arguments until the filing of this report.

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