Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif escapes Panama corruption

Investigators will now focus on how the family members transferred money to Qatar.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif escapes Panama corruption

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister.

It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers. Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif’s family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015.

Mr Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing. They have dismissed the claims as politically motivated. The case has made headlines in recent months amid claims it could determine the future of PM Sharif. Stocks briefly fell on the announcement that the highly anticipated decision would be delivered on Thursday.

About 1,500 police officers have been deployed around the court in Islamabad, according to reports.

The Supreme Court agreed to investigate Mr Sharif’s offshore wealth late last year after opposition leader Imran Khan threatened street protests.

The focus of the probe was on the funds used to purchase property in London using offshore companies.

Mr Sharif’s daughter Maryam, tipped as a future political star, and his sons Hasan and Hussein were implicated in the allegations.



Source : PTI

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