Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
July 26, Wednesday 2017 8:20 PM       

       HEADLINES: Power outages across State on Wednesday evening                                              Dileep encroached govt land: Report                                              Drunk doc smashes six vehicles                                              Those who blame me today will accept me tomorrow: A K Nazeer                                              Medical Scam: BJP leaders get notice                                              Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90                                              Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's 14th President                                              CS Karnan to make first petition to new President Ram Nath Kovind                                              Mutual respect despite disagreements is beauty of democracy: President Kovind                                              Modi pulls up BJP MPs over Parliament attendance                                              Pak PM's principal secretary accused of corruption                                              Repeal ObamaCare or 'You're Fired': Trump jokingly warns Price                                              Pak's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to retire early                                              Galle Test: Dhawan, Pujara lead India's carnage on opening day                                              It's beginning of good times for Indian women's cricket: Mithali Raj                                              This year's Ashes could be Bodyline 2, says Damien Fleming                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Lanka PM orders action against attacks on Muslims  
       Panamagate probe: Sharif appears before JIT
 
         Posted on :16:10:26 Jun 15, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:16:10:26 Jun 15, 2017
         Tags: Panamagate, Sharif appears before JIT
 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panamagate graft case, becoming Pakistan's first sitting premier to depose before such a panel.

A seemingly-relaxed Sharif arrived at the Judicial Academy - which has been temporarily turned into the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) secretariat - amid tight security.

According to official sources, more than 2,500 security personnel have been deployed.

The 67-year-old PML-N leader, who was accompanied by his eldest son Hussain Nawaz, brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, waved at party workers and responded to their chants before entering the building.

A large number of PML-N supporters had assembled near the JIT secretariat, waiving their party flags and chanting pro-Nawaz slogans.

"The day that creates history & sets a much required & welcome precedent for others to emulate," Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted along with pictures of the PML-N leader and his top aides just before leaving for the JIT.

Dawn reported that the prime minister will face the 6- member JIT panel alone. It was not known for how long the JIT will question him.

The JIT chief Wajid Zia had summoned the prime minister to appear before the probe team on June 15 with all documents relevant to the case.

The summons was issued to Sharif, 67, after he returned last Saturday from Kazakhstan where he had attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.

In its judgement of April 20 in the Panama Papers case, the Supreme Court had constituted a JIT and empowered it to summon the prime minister, his sons and any other person necessary, to investigate allegations of money-laundering, through which the four apartments in London's posh Park Lane area were purchased.

Sharif has denied any wrongdoing.

The Joint Investigation Team had questioned Sharif's sons -- Hussain and Hasan -- last month over the family's alleged improper business dealings.

His eldest son Hussain was questioned five times while Hasan, the younger son, was summoned twice.

The court last year took up the case and issued a split decision over allegations of money laundering when Sharif was prime minister in 1990s.

On May 5, the Supreme Court set up a high-level six- member JIT to probe Sharif and his sons' alleged corruption in the Panama Papers case.

The JIT is bound to complete the probe in 60 days unless it is granted additional time.

It is for the first time that a sitting prime minister is appearing before a high-level probe team traditionally constituted to investigate high-profile criminal cases.

The JIT probing the offshore holdings of Prime Minister Sharif and his children has also summoned his younger brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, to appear before it on June 17.

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Lanka PM orders action against attacks on Muslims
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Pak's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to retire early  
Repeal ObamaCare or 'You're Fired': Trump jokingly warns Price  
Pak PM's principal secretary accused of corruption  
'Just want to go home': German teenager who joined ISIS  
Trump tweets frustration with Republicans  
Banners favouring Sharif's brother as PM appear in Lahore  
Kabul: Over 20 killed in suicide car bomb attack  
Trump declares he has 'complete power to pardon'  
Russia delivers Mi-171E chpeers to Balochistan  
China braces for Typhoon Roke  
Doval's visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst  
Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India  
16 Afghan police killed in US strike  
Baghdadi still alive: US Defence Secretary  
Britain's SC gets first woman president  
Greece: Two killed in massive earthquake  
French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage  
Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington 'found hanged'  
Russia to supply T-90S tanks to Iraq  
White House reporter breaks rules, live-streams briefing  
China blocks WhatsApp's images, videos; censors texts too  
Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations along LoC  
'US concerned over Chinese military build-up in Asia-Pacific'  
No red carpet for Trump: London Mayor  
British man drives auto-rickshaw across UK for Indian charity  
 
Secret files: Do you give clean chit to Tomin Thachankary?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy