JIT .accuses Maryam Nawaz of submitting falsified documents

ISLAMABAD (web desk) – The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which submitted its final report regarding the Panama probe of Sharif family in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, accused Maryam Nawaz of submitting falsified document and misleading the apex court.

“The trust declaration documents, presented by Ms Maryam Safdar to the JIT as well as the photocopies of these documents submitted in the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan are fake and fabricated documents,” the JIT stated.

After analyzing the assets of Maryam Nawaz, and according to the record of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the Panama JIT has declared that Maryam is guilty of not only hiding her assets, but also of tax evasion.

Maryam took loans worth millions of rupees despite having no source of income, and bought agricultural land whose income is exempted from tax from the funds that she received as gift in 2008, the report said.

It has further been said that the purpose of buying this land was to make the funds legal. The JIT also said that an unusual amount of increase has been noted in the assets of Maryam during the ‘90s, which do not correspond to her income.

The JIT concluded in its report: “Ms. Maryam Safdar has submitted fake/ falsified documents to the JIT, which is a criminal offence. These documents are decoys to manipulate facts and camouflage truth. Mr. Hussain Nawaz and Capt (R) Safdar as well as Ms Maryam safdar have also signed these falsified and misleading documents. Mr Hasan Sharif, having submitted these documents as Respondent No. 8 is also prima facie involved in manipulating and misleading the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan.”