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Panama Leaks case: SC questions London flats’ funding source

ISLAMABAD : (Parliament Times)   During Panama Leaks case hearing today (Tuesday), Supreme Court has asked the lawyer of Hussain Nawaz about the funding source of London flats.

A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing. Other judges in the bench include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.

The court said that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif didn’t mention about the source of the London flats in his speech however, Hussain Nawaz had said that the flats were purchased from Qatari investment.

Earlier, details of property distribution after Mian Sharif’s death have been presented to the judges in a sealed envelope.

Salman Akram Raja told the court that four flats in London are under Hussain Nawaz’s ownership over which, the bench remarked that reality can only be revealed after bringing facts in the court.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had also submitted record pertaining to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s apology in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference in Supreme Court.

NAB Prosecutor General Waqas Qadeer presented details of Dar’s apology stating that on April 20, 2000, the minister requested for forgiveness and his confession statement was recorded on April 25.

Dar had confessed to his alleged involvement in the money laundering of $14.86 million on the behalf of Sharif family, NAB prosecutor said.

Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer Shahid Hamid told the court that petition seeking disqualification of Ishaq Dar was submitted in Islamabad High Court (IHC) which was later dismissed by the court.

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