Sharif brothers cleared of tax evasion

NAB report says there is no record of conviction or plea bargain in corruption cases against Shahbaz Sharif.

Web Desk April 08, 2013
File photo of Nawaz Sharif (L) and Shahbaz Sharif (R). PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif was cleared of tax evasion in a report submitted by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday, reported Express News.

Another report sent by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) stated that Shahbaz Sharif was also not involved in tax evasion. The report added that Shahbaz paid taxes worth Rs4.947 million in the last three years.

The report further stated that cases were being heard against Shahbaz in the Rawalpindi Accountability Court and in the Lahore High Court but there has been no record of conviction or of plea bargain.

The FBR also cleared PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of tax evasion.

Earlier, former interior minister Rehman Malik had called upon the election commission to disqualify the Sharif brothers under Articles 62 and 63.

Malik had accused the Sharif brothers of concealing facts about where they managed to obtain Rs30 million, which they used to get their sealed property, at Raiwind, released. That amount was never shown on tax return papers, he said.


Corrupt Pakistani | 9 years ago | Reply Well, he paid 5000 rupees tax. I am sure he borrowed that money instead of digging into his stash of cash. Corruption at its height!
Imran Hayat | 9 years ago | Reply

If multi billionaire Industrialists are paying only Rs 4.9 million tax in three years, then by this ratio almost 98% of Pak population is not eligible for tax

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