Panama Papers case: JIT finds massive increase in Nawaz Sharif, family’s wealth

The six-member panel of the JIT, in the 9th Volume of its 256-page report, said that the wealth of the fortunes of Sharif's father, late Mian Muhammad Sharif, had multiplied 4.3 times from Rs 7.53 million to Rs 32.15 million, but his source of income is not commensurate with the increase in his assets.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 12:24 pm
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The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is probing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s financial history in the Panama Papers probe, has found a “significant disparity” between their declared wealth and known sources of income. This massive increase has been noted to have happened during the year 1992-93 when Sharif was the Prime Minister of the country. The JIT in its report had found Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz guilty of financial irregularities including tax evasion. However, Sharif termed the report as ‘baseless’.

The six-member panel of the JIT, in the 9th Volume of its 256-page report, said the wealth of the fortunes of Sharif’s father, late Mian Muhammad Sharif, had multiplied 4.3 times from Rs 7.53 million to Rs 32.15 million, but his source of income is not commensurate with the increase in his assets.

According to a partial copy released, the report said, “There exists a significant disparity between the wealth declared by the respondents and the means through which the respondents had generated income from known or declared sources.”

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday resumed the hearing of Panama Papers case after the JIT submitted its final report to it on the matter. The court had ordered the JIT investigation into Panama case, in which the Sharif children were embroiled, in April to look into the murky offshore dealings of the family.

The Pakistan PM has faced corruption allegations since coming to power in parliamentary elections in 2013.

JIT has also accused Maryam, Sharif’s daughter and his likely political successor of handing over forged, false documents to the investigators. She was caught because of the Calibri font used in the documents which did not become publicly available until well after 2006, the year of which the documents were purportedly dated. The report also said that Maryam had been a part of the family business since she was a student and possessed assets worth Rs 1.47 million since 1991-92 and started filing tax returns. She also owned assets worth millions of rupees though she didn’t have a visible source of income. Her assets grew 21 times in 1992-93 from Rs 1.47 million to Rs 30.5 million without any declared income, according to The Express Tribune.

The JIT report also said that despite having least source of income, the wealth of Hussain Nawaz increased 10 times from Rs 3.3 million to Rs 33.63 million in 1992-93. Also, Sharif’s second son Hassan Nawaz owned assets worth of Rs 2.4 million in 1991-92 which increased by 13.14 times to Rs 31.55 million in 1992-93.

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    Jul 18, 2017 at 8:37 am
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      vihari naidu
      Jul 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm
      Even Pakistan acted. BJP didn't take any action on the Actors who were named in the papers. Guess CBI is a caged bird when it comes to VIP actors who support BJP.
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        GVG
        Jul 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm
        Even Pakistan seems to be doing something about this. But Modi govt is sitting on all the evidences. When will he stop lip service
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          Ask
          Jul 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm
          The quality of human material is much better than in the west. The reason the region is backward is because of the British system which was designed to keep the people down. It is time to change the system in which "low" life people with low ethics and values get to the top.
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            satish
            Jul 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm
            Assets of only Rs.32 Million ? That is only Rs.3.2 Crores. That is a joke . Mr Sharif owns a Palace outside Lahore known as Raiwind Palace , spread over many dozens of ACRES. The o nce of his PALACE is staggering (gold plated furnishings , stuffed endangered animals .....etc ) , considering millions of his countrymen live in abject poverty . He is one of the RICHEST men in the world , worth BILLIONS of $$ . His Saudi friends have helped him launder his billions out of his country.
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              Raje
              Jul 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm
              When will India have such investigation of G family including son in law to check how come these people earned billions doing no 8-5 job but only politics of freebie
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                satish
                Jul 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm
                All investigative agencies are controlled by Modi Govt . If even after 3 years , not a single case has been filed against Sonia , Rahul or Vadra .That means there is no evidence against any of them . Rest assured , Modi will once again raise the issue of G family corruption before 2019 elections , but will not do anything tangible about it .
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                  GVG
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm
                  Well said. And when Modi would raise it again, bhakts like Raje would start swaying frantically.
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                dv1936
                Jul 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm
                The Sharif brothers are the champions of corruption in P'stan. This kind of character is also very popular in Indian politicians. They are all bhai bhai
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                  Damodar Biswal
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                  Lalu Yadav n Robert Bhadra of India.
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