ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sources have claimed that the Sharif family may face five years jail term for submitting fake documents regarding Avenfield flats, London but it is too early to speculate in this regard.
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are in London nowadays to enquire the health of ailing Begum Kulsoom nawaz. The Accountability Court, the sources further claim, in this connection, has sent an irrefutable reference against the Sharif family’s London flats to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Online news agency has reported.
According to the documents provided by HM land registry, the Sharif family had purchased Avenfield flats in 1993 and 1995. The documents confirm that the former prime minister’s children, Maryam Safdar, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were real owners of Nelson and Nescol companies.
The NAB also requested the apex court to make the documents part of the record. As per the available documents, Maryam Safdar is owner of Nelson Company, adding Maryam Safdar’s Saudi Arab residence address in given on the documents.
Director Mossack Errol George in his June 14, 2012 letter had confirmed that the former prime minister’s children were owner of both the companies. The NAB sources said that the NAB documents had proved that Avenfield flats were property of Nawaz Sharif children. Following the proofs, a strong reference has been prepared against the Sharif family.
The NAB sources said the Sharif family has adopted cheap tactics to hide its corruption. Regarding other corruption cases exposed by the Panama Paper Leak, the sources said that the accountability process was started from the file which was on the top, adding all cases of corruption will be taken up and looted money will be brought back in the country.
The Sharif family had claimed that it had purchased the London Avenfield flats in 2006 which is against the fact. The available documents have proved that the flats were purchased in 1993 and 1995, respectively.
The Nawaz Sharif’s children had no sources of income when the flats were purchased, adding that all property was purchased with corruption money which was transferred by illegal means from the country.
According to London HM Land Property, the Avenfiled property was purchased through Nelson and Nescol companies on July 31, 1995. It is pertinent to mention here that the former prime minister’s son had accepted during a camera session that he owns the Avenfiled property and his sister Maryam is caretaker of the property. In this connection, some statements of the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had also appeared in media in past.
Terrorists bid foiled In another development, the Intelligence agencies have foiled terror attempt on former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on the eve of his appearance in Accountability Court (AC) and Sharif family has been prevented from appearing in the court owing to security threats.
Quoting media reports, the Online news agency said that Nawaz Sharif did not appear in the court on previous hearing due to security threats. Sources said Afghan nationals are residing illegally in sector G-14, an area of Golra Police adjacent to Judicial Complex. Police have launched search operation, arrested about 150 suspected persons and started investigation. On Information of targeting Nawaz Sharif caravan by the terrorists near Golra More, the former PM was stopped from appearing in the court.
On the next day the police on the information of intelligence agencies took into their possession two suicide jackets weighing 8 kilogram each, explosive material and arms from sector G-14.
Heavy contingent of police and bomb disposal squad staffers were called and the suicide jackets were defused. Rangers, Police and Law Enforcement Agencies carried out search operation in the adjoining areas of Judicial Complex, nabbed over 150 suspects and shifted them to unknown destination for investigation.
Sources said that the terrorists could not reach the target due to timely police action and police barricades. They fled by throwing away the arms in sector G14. SP Sadar Zone Amir Niazi said this is highly sensitive matter and it will be premature to say anything on this count. The accused are being searched with the help of safe city cameras. However no clear achievement has been made so far. SSP Saddar avoided to offer more comments on this matter.
One day exception
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz got one day exemption from Accountability Court (AC) in Avenfield reference on Monday.
Ahmad Pervez, the counsel for Maryam Nawaz requested the judge of AC, Muhammad Bashir in a petition that his clients could not reach from Lahore due to bad weather so they should be given an exemption of one day.
The judge Muhammad Bashir while accepting the plea of lawyer Ahmed Pervaiz gave the exemption of one day to Mian Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. Capt (Rtd) Safdar also appeared during the hearing of Avenfield Reference .
None of PLM-N party member was present on this occasion. Counsel for Maryam Nawaz Ahmed Pervaiz, NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi and Deputy NAB prosecutor Afzal Qureshi were present in the court.