Pakistan SC warns Sharif's children of seven-year jail if papers forged

Posted July 21, 2017

The JIT report has noted some major discrepancies in the documents submitted by Sharif's children.

Showing concerns over leakage of fresh documents regarding Sharif family's money trail on media, Justice Ejaz Afzal said that documents were provided to media before submitting to the court.

Addressing the media alongside other party leaders after the Supreme Court hearing, Sherry said it is sad how "they want to drag the case and send the case to the trial court so it can be delayed further".

"We have been waiting for them since day one to come forward and provide the money trail", he said, adding that the court would decide the case on the basis of evidence and that it was not bound by the findings of the JIT.

Justice Ijaz observed that producing the Qatari prince before the JIT was Hussain's responsibility as the sheikh was his star witness. Advocate Salman Akram Raja, the counsel for the PM's children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, prayed the court to dismiss the JIT report as well as the three constitutional petitions in the Panama Papers case.

The bench had earlier this week heard arguments of the petitioners over the JIT report and today heard the replies from the respondents.

"You should have given the complete documents to the JIT", Justice Ejaz observed, commenting that now the counsel has brought to the fore new documents whose effect on the case will have to be seen.

As the proceedings resumed, the bench was provided with the documents related to Qatari royal Sheikh Hammad bin Jassim and the British Virgin Islands.

"Nawaz Sharif repeatedly said he had presented himself for accountability, but now he is asking about the allegations being leveled against him", said Imran Khan adding that "there are 12 cases pending against you with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)". The hearing was later adjourned till Friday.