On Monday, The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) submitted and approved a damning report on the offshore assets of the Sharif family. This report has come up with some important evidence which might be sufficient or completed to send Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing.
The six-member probe team has submitted a key document to make sure that Sharif was employed with the Capital FZE as its board chairman. The key document is submitted from August 6, 2006 to April 20, 2014.
On July 4, a letter from Shehab Sultan Mesmar of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) has been issued in reaction to the JIT’s query about Sharif’s ownership in the offshore company.
Sharif Had Been Chairman of Board for Capital FZE
The JIT said that Sharif from August 7, 2006 to April 20, 2014 at a salary of 10,000 dirhams had been chairman of the Board for Capital FZE. The salary was revised on February 2, 2007 vide Employment Contract Amend
ment Form 9. Salary is duly signed by respondent No 1 i.e. the prime minister filed with JAFZA.
According to the JIT report “On the basis of this employment, respondent No 1 was able to procure ‘Iqama’, dated 5-7-2009, and valid up to 4-6-2015 to work and reside in Dubai,”
The report said that it was successful in collecting and gathering evidence directly from the concerned regularity authority. Include example JAFZA in Dubai.
It adds “The evidence provided declared that Capital FZE was granted or given a trading license bearing registration No 1561 on October 1, 2001”.
JIT says NAB not actively pursuing cases against Sharif’s.
PTI lawyer Chaudhry Faisal Hussain claimed that the evidence was enough to disqualify Premier Sharif under Article 62 (1) (f). Because he had concealed or covered the fact in his nomination paper for the 2013 general elections and his wealth statement.
The Court Had De-seated Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema
Hussain also cited a judgment. In the statement, the court had de-seated Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema because he had concealed his wife’s assets in his nomination papers.
Legal experts believe and claim that after the damning JIT report. This is not easy for the prime minister to save from disqualification under Article 62(1) (f) of the Constitution.
However, a senior PML-N leader believes or claims that Article 62 (1)(f) cannot be invoked. It cannot be invoked in the mentioned case as Premier Sharif had not given a false statement.
He added or included it was only an omission in filing of nomination papers. The court should give him an opportunity or chance for explanation.
The JIT has also established that the Sharif family businesses prosper and flourished during the time Sharif was in power.