ISLAMABAD – Hassan Nawaz, the younger son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would appear before the six-member Joint Investigation Team constituted to probe money trail of Sharif family, here on Wednesday (today).
According to Geo News, Hassan arrived in Pakistan from London Tuesday night and he headed to the federal judicial academy from prime minister’s house, a short while ago.
This would be the first appearance of the premier’s younger son before the investigative team that is currently investigating the murky wheeling and dealing of the first family in the backdrop of Panama case verdict.
Earlier, on Tuesday the premier’s elder son Hussain faced a barrage of questions from the Joint Investigation Team for around four hours.
Accompanied by senior lawyers and party leaders, the prime minister’s son reached Judicial Academy to appear before the team that is probing alleged offshore wealth of the Sharif family.
Nearly two hours after he reached the Judicial Academy, an ambulance was dispatched to the academy where, according to sources, Hussain Nawaz was given medical treatment after his health deteriorated.
According to Samaa TV, Hussain’s sugar level dropped as he was being quizzed by investigators. There was no further report on his health.
Apart from Hussain Nawaz, President National Bank of Pakistan, Saeed Ahmed also recorded his statement on Tuesday.
Talking to newsmen after a protracted interrogation Hussain expressed that he would reappear before the JIT if summoned.
“I was fasting and responded to all the questions asked,” he said.
Hussain Nawaz said that he had provided all the documents that the JIT asked for, adding that he respects the law.
“I can say with conviction that nothing wrong would be proved against me, my father (PM Nawaz) or any sibling”, claimed Hussain Nawaz.
When asked about the two members that Hussain earlier objected to, the premier’s son stated that the matter should be let to rest.
“If I have any objections in future, I’ll appeal to the court,” he said.
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.