LAHORE: PPP Senator Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said letters of the Qatari family presented in the Panamagate proceedings by the Sharif family was the confession of money laundering.
Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court premises, he said the letters could not be the evidence for a money trail unless banking transactions were presented before the Supreme Court.
He said the onus to prove legal transfer of money was on the Sharif family. Ahsan was of the view that reliance on Qatari letters would open the floodgate for money launderers in the country.
To a media query, he said observations of the court in Panamagate case so far reflected a lenient view towards the Sharif family. He said the Supreme Court had been extending favours to the Sharif family and Mian Nawaz Sharif especially in the past.
However, Barrister Ahsan hoped that the top court would do justice in the case and would not accept billions of rupees in cash.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 31st, 2017.