Updated: 24 Jan 2021 16:09 IS
London [UK], January 24 (ANI): In a cycle of corruption allegations against the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, her son Hussain Nawaz on Saturday challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to present evidence of corruption or illegality committed by the Sharifs in front of Britain or other governments in the world, reported Geo News.
Hussain said that Sir Anthony Evanrating on Broadsheet LLC vs Islamic Republic of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau (CATCH) The case is a “clean problem” for the Sharifs because the verdict clearly states that Broadsheet hired Matrix Research Limited to investigate the Sharif family assets but found nothing illegal.
Nawaz and his family were accused of corrupting property and cash held overseas.
Imran Khan continues to target the founder of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for alleged corruption issues, as well as an 11-party opposition alliance – the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to undermine anti-government protests.
But now the tables have changed for Imran after Broadsheet a decision favorable to Nawaz and his family.
Hussain said foreign governments do not believe the “lies” told in the Pakistani media about Nawaz and his family.
On the other hand, Imran, who used to be the bearer of the corruption-free Pakistan flag, is now being charged with carrying out illegal transactions in his own foreign funding case.
Furthermore, Hussain claimed that Imran’s ministers and friends were involved in corruption where the evidence was there, adding that they were not accountable. Hussain gave an example of Faisal Vawda owning 19 undisclosed properties in London, reports Geo News.
“Mark Bezant and Yasir Dajani from FTI Consulting were appointed by the anti-corruption watchdog (CATCH) to comment on Stroz Friedberg’s (SF) forensic report about the Sharif family and the things that emerged from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report, ”explained Hussain.
Bezant was instructed by CATCH considering and commenting on the SF report, so the evidence is limited to matters relating to the Sharif family, particularly the identification and valuation of relevant assets, said Hussain.
He further said, “The report led to the identification of 76 items from the JIT report which were considered potentially recoverable assets CATCH The representative argued that there were four double counting items totaling USD 41 million that were not taken into account, further arguing that property-owning company liabilities including mortgages were not accounted for, reports Geo News.
That Broadsheet LLC, based on the Isle of Man, is employed by CATCH during Musharraf’s regime to track down hidden assets of Pakistanis in foreign countries. CATCH signed an agreement with Broadsheet but discontinued it in 2003.
The scandal is sufficient to prove that Pakistan is ravaged by corruption. Instead of targeting corruptors, it was used for political gain and a safe way was provided for corrupt people to escape accountability through the National Reconciliation Act (NRO). (ANI)