PAKISTAN SC ORDERS CORRUPTION PROBE AGAINST PM NAWAZ SHARIF

Islamabad, – 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 Sharif’s family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015.

Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the claims as politically motivated.

The Supreme Court launched an investigation into the Sharif family’s offshore wealth last year after opposition parties threatened to launch street protests.

The case was launched on November 3 and the court held 35 hearings before concluding proceedings on February 23.

Details of the Sharif family’s offshore assets surfaced when papers from the Panama-based law firm of Mossack Fonseca were leaked last year. The assets, mostly in London, were managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif’s children. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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