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NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY BUREAU SENTENCED NAWAZ SHARIF TEN YEARS FOR OWNING ASSETS BEYOND INCOME AND ANOTHER YEAR FOR NOT COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION SPARKED BY REVELATIONS IN THE PANAMA PAPERS .. HIS DAUGHTER MARYAM RECEIVED SEVEN YEARS FOR AIDING AND ABETTING AND ANOTHER YEAR FOR NOT COOPERATING .. HIS SON IN LAW SAFDOUR RECEIVED ONE YEAR .. NAWAZ SHARIF WHO IS IN LONDON SAYS THE CHARGES ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED .. THE DEPOSED PM HAS NOW RETURNED TO PAKISTAN IN TIME FOR THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ELECTIONS ON JULY 25 .. HE WAS ARRESTED ON HIS ARRIVAL .. OBSERVERS SAY THE ARMY IS TRYING TO ENSURE IMRAN KHAN’S ELECTION WIN ..
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Muslim League – Nawaz have announced an interim PM after the country’s top court ruled Nawaz Sharif was not fit to govern because he hadn’t disclosed his earnings from a DUBAI based company in his nomation papers for the 2013 general election.
The court judges also recommended anti corruption investigations into Sharif, his daughter Maryam, her husband and finance minister Ishaq Dar and others.
The dealings of the DUBAI company are not part of the Panama Papers leaks. Last year’s revelations that Sharif’s children maintained off shore companies and owned expensive London properties were seized upon by Sharif’s opponents, including struggling politician IMRAN Khan who filed the complaint to Pakistan’s Supreme Court. The former cricketer conveniently forgot members of his own Tehreek-e-Insaf party are also named in the leaks.
Sharif who had won in a landside in 2013 and would have been the first PM to complete a full term in Pakistan’s history resigned after the ruling.
Pakistan’s Muslim League – Nawaz are expected to win in next year’s general election. They have been widely credited with steering the country into a period of relative economic prosperity with growth currently standing at 5.7%. There’s also been a steep decline in terror attacks inside Pakistan.
The ruling came as a shock to many Pakistanis with observers blaming the army for once again interfering in the country’s political process.
Shahid Abbasi will take over his role with Sharif’s brother Shabaz, 65, who is currently governor of Punjab, expected to stand next August, although he will have to win the party’s backing.
CAMERON TAX RETURNS
2014 – 15 Earned over £200, 000 and paid £76, 000 in tax
Earned £46,899 from renting his London home in Notting Hill – that was his share
Two further payments of £100, 000 in inheritance from his mother as a ‘gift’ after receiving a lump sum of £300,000 from his father