The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sources on Tuesday said the Sharif family may face five years jail term for submitting fake documents regarding Avenfield flats, London.
The Accountability Court, in this connection, has sent an irrefutable reference against the Sharif family’s London flats to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
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.