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Hussain Nawaz again arrives to face Panama JIT for this time

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s elder son Hussain Nawaz has arrived at the Federal Judicial Academy to face the questioning of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the money trail of the Sharif family’s London properties.

Hussain Nawaz is appearing for the sixth time before the JIT headed by FIA additional director Wajid Zia in connection with the money laundering probe which has entered the last week.

PM’s daughter Mariam Nawaz is scheduled to face the JIT for the first time on Wednesday.

The JIT appointed by the Supreme Court to probe the allegations stemming from the Panama Papers had a hectic day yesterday as it examined the two members of the Sharif family, including PM’s son Hassan Nawaz and younger daughter’s father-in-law Ishaq Dar, who is the eighth member of the family to make his appearance before it.

The JIT questioned Hassan Nawaz for around three hours and Dar for a little over half an hour.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar disowned before the JIT the confessional statement he had given in Hudaibya Paper Mills case in year 2000 that Sharifs used the paper mill to whiten the black money. He said he had turned approver in the case and give such a statement before the court to save his life.

The JIT is winding up the probe as it is required to submit its final report before the Supreme Court by the deadline of July 10. It has been given 60 days to probe the Sharif family’s properties and the money trail behind it as part of the verdict announced in the Panama Papers case.

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