Maryam Nawaz ‘beneficial owner’ of London flats

Published: July 11, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Maryam Safdar is the real and ultimate beneficial owner of the Avenfield apartments. She never declared the ownership of these overseas properties, submitted fake documents and misled the Supreme Court, concluded the JIT in its report.

“It has been proved beyond doubt that Ms Maryam Safdar had been the owner of Avenfield properties,” the JIT stated, adding that the documents submitted by the respondents are ‘fake and manipulated’.

It added that the analysis of tax returns of Maryam – the political heir apparent of the Sharif family – shows that she had never declared the Avenfield apartments as her overseas properties.

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“It can be assumed, if not contradicted by any documentary evidence, that Ms Maryam Safdar remained the real and beneficial owner of the Avenfield properties under Nielson and Nescoll offshore companies,” the report stated.

It added that Maryam has submitted fake and falsified documents to the JIT, which is a criminal offence. These documents are decoys, manipulate facts, and camouflage truth, and Hussain, Maryam and Captain (red) Safdar have also signed these falsified and misleading documents.

Hassan Nawaz is also, prima facie, involved in manipulating and misleading the SC as he had submitted these documents before the court.

The JIT noted that Captain Safdar misstated that even today he did not know about the owner of the Avenfield apartments, adding that his contention is absolutely untrue as he was a “witness relating to the Avenfield apartments in 2006”.

On February 4, 2006, a ‘trust deed’ was signed between Hussain and Maryam declaring Maryam as ‘trustee’ of the Avenfield properties. Similarly, in 2008, another ‘trust deed’ was signed between the two.

In response to a specific summons to produce the original of the trust deed document of M/s Nielson Enterprises Limited, M/s Nescoll Limited and trust deed of Coomber Inc, Maryam provided what she stated were the ‘originals’ but were in reality good quality photocopies of the originals.

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The JIT sent what was presented by Maryam as ‘original documents’ to the Radley Forensic Document Laboratory in London for examination. After the forensic examination, the laboratory’s expert Robert W Radley stated that he identified the type font used to produce both certified declaration as ‘Calibri’.

“However, Calibri was not commercially available before 31st January 2007 and as such, neither of the originals of the certified declarations is correctly dated and happy to have been created at some later point in time,” Radley stated in his findings.

The JIT concluded that the documents presented by the respondents in the SC and documents presented by Maryam to the JIT were falsified to mislead the court to believe that they were signed in 2006, whereas they could not have been typed in that font in that year as it was not yet introduced.

“The trust declaration documents, presented by Ms Maryam Safdar to the JIT as well as the photocopies of these documents submitted in the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan are fake and fabricated documents,” the JIT stated.

It added that the respondents were consciously veiling the evidence and its access by the JIT.

The story built by Hussain and other respondents is totally incorrect which have been attempted to be corroborated by false documents, it said.

Based on all the material and information now available with the JIT, the report said, “it is quite evident that the alThani family did not have any interest in the Mayfair apartments in 1999.” The report added that “… the beneficial owners of the properties were not the alThani family.”



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Reader Comments (13)

  • Haji Atiya
    Jul 11, 2017 - 8:59AM

    At least one of the recommendations JIT can make to SC is to have Maryam Nawaz banned from holding any public office forever.Recommend

  • AS
    Jul 11, 2017 - 9:11AM

    Calibri, you are my favourite font forever now. Recommend

  • rustam
    Jul 11, 2017 - 9:15AM

    It seems that for hiding a lie the family had to resort to serious crimes like decoyment of the documents, manipulation of facts and camouflaging the truth. May Allah help this nation of 200 million simpletons.Recommend

  • Zohaib
    Jul 11, 2017 - 10:06AM

    This JIT report is historic and huge. If this report would not open the eyes of those who blindly follow the sharifs and their partners and vote for them then nothing else would. Allah has given them a chance to change leadership and choose the ones who are not tainted by corruption but if they continue to vote for them and then face unemplyment, high cost of living, injustice and insecurity then they will have themselves to blame. May Allah guide the people of Pakistan to make wise use of their voting power. AmeenRecommend

  • concerned citizen
    Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26AM

    They need to make JIT a permanent entity — much like the scotland yard :D with only the most esteem people nominated.Recommend

  • Irtaza M. Awan
    Jul 11, 2017 - 11:08AM

    So I guesa for Mariam Nawaz, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Kaptaan safdar sahib, NICE TRY BUT NO CIGARS. Should have stuck with Arial or Times New Roman font!Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jul 11, 2017 - 11:15AM

    Jo Dar gya wo Mard Nhi.Recommend

  • Sami
    Jul 11, 2017 - 11:21AM

    Calibri first saw broad availability outside Microsoft in a Windows beta release on 9 August 2004. This was before Windows Vista had even been named, and was still under the code name “Longhorn.”

  • zaheer ahmed
    Jul 11, 2017 - 11:33AM

    Fake things are a routine and usual thing in our society. From registration to affidavits it is routine in lower and high courts. Even professional people are available in our courts for fake witnesses and usually court judges know this all about falseness but never bother or intervene due to influential lawyers and councils enjoying 50 times more richness. The same fake practices used by the financial adviser of the Ittefaq group from 1980’s. And the same practices in almost in all industrial and commercial organisations. For custom clearances to FBR income statements all used and authenticated by Chartered Accountants to avoid taxes. Recommend

  • AQ
    Jul 11, 2017 - 12:39PM

    @zaheer ahmed:
    This has to change from top, bottom would keep doing it if top is corrupt because top won’t care of bottom corruption since they also get benefit from it. So once someone sweep from the top, the top authorities can enforce and punish the lower for corruption and lies. It all happened because from decades Pakistan has been ruled by corrupt govt.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jul 11, 2017 - 1:09PM

    @zaheer ahmed:
    Gee, you don’t say…?Recommend

    Jul 11, 2017 - 2:53PM

    Please Supreme Court, make no distinctionj in punishing all members of ‘Sharifs’ who lied and looted Pakistan to the maximum possible ways.Recommend

  • Capri
    Jul 12, 2017 - 1:47AM

    Patwarn the answer on Qoura is updated 3 hrs ago by another patwari with English named person. Recommend

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