Hassan Nawaz appears before JIT for Panama Papers probe

Hassan was supposed to appear two days ago but on his request the probing team allowed him to be present today


News Desk June 02, 2017
Express News screengrab shows PM Nawaz's son Hassan Nawaz appearing before the Panama Papers JIT.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger son, Hassan Nawaz, appeared on Friday before a joint investigation team probing into the Panamagate case.

Hassan was supposed to appear before the JIT two days ago but on his request the probing team allowed him to be present today for investigation. According to Express News, PM Nawaz’s younger son also brought with him the required documents which the said JIT had inquired about.

JIT grills Hussain again for three hours

On his arrival at the Judicial Academy in Islamabad, supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) were also present and chanted slogans in the premier's favour.

The six-member JIT Hassan appeared before was formed in line with the April 20 verdict of the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case.

Earlier on May 30, the JIT grilled the prime minister’s son Hussain Nawaz for almost three hours as part of investigation to establish the money trail for the purchase of luxury flats in an upscale neighbourhood of London.   Appearing perturbed after another hours-long questioning by the JIT on Thursday, Hussain claimed the ongoing probe against him and his family was the latest example of a tradition of political victimisation that began during the tenure of Pakistan’s fifth premier.

Panamagate probe: Hussain complains of victimisation

Seemingly unhappy with the JIT interview, the prime minister’s scion said that it would be ‘okay’ if the investigation proceeds fairly and in accordance with law. “But if someone will not be fair, then it should be brought to the notice of the Supreme Court, public and media,” he said.

Hussain had earlier moved an application in the Supreme Court accusing two members of the JIT of impartiality and bias. However, the top court on Monday threw out the objections he raised and ruled out any change in the makeup of the probe panel.

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