Panamagate probe: PM's younger son Hassan Nawaz appears before JIT

09:33 AM | 2 Jun, 2017
Panamagate probe: PM's younger son Hassan Nawaz appears before JIT
ISLAMABAD - After Hussain Nawaz, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s younger son, Hassan Nawaz on Friday appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the business dealing of Sharif family in the light of Supreme Court's verdict in Panama case, today (Friday).

Hassan Nawaz was served with a second notice by the JIT directing him to appear before the probing team. Today, he will record his statement and submit supportive documents with the investigation team.

Earlier, he had been asked to appear on Wednesday (May 31) but he could not comply with the first notice. He had sought time for recording his statement due to legal complications.

Hussain Nawaz

The elder son of the prime minister, Hussain Nawaz has been summoned by the JIT for the fourth time on Saturday.

Earlier, Hussain Nawaz has made three appearances before the JIT in less than seven days mandated by the Supreme Court to probe the money trail of Sharif family.

The Prime Minister’s son reportedly handed over some additional documents to the investigation team regarding offshore wealth of the Sharif family.


FIA Additional Director Wajid Zia is heading the investigation team comprising SBP officer Amer Aziz, SECP Executive Director Bilal Rasool, Balochistan NAB DG Irfan Naeem Mangi, intelligence officials retired Brig Nauman Saeed and Brig Kamran Khurshid.

Panama Verdict

The Supreme Court of Pakistan had announced the verdict of landmark Panama case on April 20, in which it ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team to probe offshore assets of Sharif family.

Representatives from Intra Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, State Bank of Pakistan, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau are part of the team headed by Wajid Zia of Federal Investigation Agency.

In its judgement, the Supreme Court had also outlined the scope of the proposed JIT, which would probe how the Gulf Steel Mills in UAE came into being, what led to its sale, what happened to its liabilities, where did its sale proceeds end up, how did they reach Jeddah, Qatar and the UK, whether Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz in view of their ages at the time had the means to possess and purchase the flats, and whether the sudden appearance of the letters of Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani of the Qatar was a myth or a reality.

The court also asked how bearer shares translated into the four upscale flats in London, who was the real and beneficial owner of Nielsen Enterprises Limited and Nescoll Limited, how did Hill Metal Establishment come into existence, where did the money for Flagship Investment Limited and other companies set up or taken over by Hassan Nawaz and where did the working capital for such companies come from and where do the huge sums running into millions gifted by Hussain Nawaz to the prime minister drop in from, Dawn News reported.