SC asks Sharifs to present asset distribution documents

Published: January 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to submit documents regarding the distribution of properties after the demise of Mian Muhammad Sharif in 2004.

A five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked the premier’s counsel to submit documents regarding the settlement of Sharif properties.

During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz’s counsel Shahid Hamid stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted forged documents to establish that the premier’s daughter is the beneficial owner of London flats. The signatures do not match, he upheld.

Signature not mine, says Maryam

Justice Ijazul Ahsan, however, observed that forgery is a question of fact. He said there are two aspects to the issue, one being Maryam’s dependency on her father and second that she acted as the “front man” for PM Nawaz and all properties belong to him.

Another member of the bench, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, observed that whether or not Maryam is dependent on PM Nawaz is a disputed question, thus the top court cannot adjudicate the matter as it requires recording of evidences.

Meanwhile, Hamid submitted that a similar matter is pending in the Election Commission of Pakistan.

PM may be summoned in Panamagate case: SC

On Tuesday, Maryam disowned a signature – purported to be hers – on a document, which shows that she is the beneficial owner of the Sharif family’s properties in London as revealed by the Panama Papers in April 2016. Maryam, through her counsel Shahid Hamid,  submitted a reply before the Supreme Court’s five-judge larger bench hearing the Panamagate case. In the reply, she denied two key evidences the PTI presented to establish that she is the beneficial owner of the London flats.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Sodomite
    Jan 25, 2017 - 12:41PM

    This Bench is running behind the truck’s red light. Who cares of Mian Sharif’s asset distribution. The case is not about that. It is about the ownership of flats and money trail. Everyone knows of Dar’s Affidavit establishing the money trail, the illegal export of cash and money laundering. Like a dog we keep chasing our tail and getting no where. Recommend

  • Mohammed
    Jan 25, 2017 - 12:44PM

    If it was forged, it was someone in her own family. She got the signature forged so that if she got caught she could claim that it was forged. Maryam we can see through all your scams.Recommend

  • Khalid Javaid
    Jan 25, 2017 - 1:04PM

    Supreme Court should also probe into Ishaq Dar’s & his sons’ assets as well who might be potential frontmen for Sharif’s shady businesses across the world.Recommend

  • Pacer
    Jan 25, 2017 - 2:05PM

    And to think that she is heir apparent to the realm that is PakistanRecommend

  • F Khan
    Jan 25, 2017 - 2:25PM

    @Mohamad: It is also possible PTI submitted this documents with Maryam’s forged signatures which is a more logical probability.This is also what Maryam’s lawyer is claiming.Recommend

  • Libra
    Jan 25, 2017 - 2:33PM

    Sharifs do not need to give anything to supreme court. Their abuses and ‘allegations’ against Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed are enough to prove Sharifs innocence.Recommend

  • parvez k rajper
    Jan 25, 2017 - 2:35PM

    everybodies is enjoying panama case, nt take responsiblitiesRecommend

  • Josheela
    Jan 25, 2017 - 4:13PM

    We tell lies when we are afraid…afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing we fear grows stronger. Lest we forget, “O’ye who believe; Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah; even as against yourself or your parents or your kin; and whether it be (against) rich or poor; for Allah can best protect both”(4/135)Recommend

  • Ibrahim
    Jan 25, 2017 - 4:32PM

    A trust deed was signed between Hussain and Maryam which was certified in London by a lawyer in 2006. The lawyer must have charged them for this service; and I am sure Hussain has the proof of payment and the receipt.Recommend

  • Azmat Ali
    Jan 25, 2017 - 4:35PM

    @FKHAN… luckily, for PTI, the same documents were put up by the German newspaper. They ate lying too, I guess!Recommend

  • JZ
    Jan 25, 2017 - 5:03PM

    Why English papers always present half truth.This report doesn’t present the tough questions asked from Marium Lawyers about the interview as well.Recommend

  • Molana Diesel
    Jan 25, 2017 - 5:12PM

    SC has sufficient evidence to administer justice but it is wasting time. Imran should call it quits. Recommend

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