Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the nation to dispel ‘PanamaLeaks’ allegations

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 12:30:15 by

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation on Tuesday evening to dispel the allegations of wrongdoings against his family, highlighted in the Panama Papers’ leak. Nawaz Sharif seemed quite displeased during the address with these allegations and even gave the go-ahead for a high-level judicial commission to probe the matter further. He said that the judicial commission will be led by a retired Supreme Court judge and its findings will be open to all.
A number of accusations have been hurled at the premier and his family for making money wrongfully and investing the proceeds in offshore companies. Details of these offshore companies were given in the Panama Papers’ leaked documents, further strengthening these allegations. Amongst the people who have openly criticized Nawaz Sharif and his family, is PTI Chairman, Imran Khan. Khan also asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to further probe the matter and bring the alleged to justice.
Responding to these criticisms, the Prime Minister said during the address that certain individuals have been trying to further their agenda by digging issues from decades ago. Nawaz said that his family has been a target of a ‘barrage of accusations’, none of which are true. He further explained how his father started working in Lahore, 25 years before the creation of Pakistan, and by the time we got our free country, he was already an established businessman. The Prime Minister gave details of the factories and plants which were set up by his father, proceeds from which were invested by his sons into other businesses.
The PanamaLeaks document alleges that Nawaz Sharif’s children-Mariam Nawaz, Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz have holdings in offshore companies, details of which are unknown to the public.

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