Pakistan PM clan and ruling party reject graft report

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He said the PPP always stood for strong democratic system, adding that the presence of Nawaz Sharif as Leader of the House would weaken the parliament.

In papers submitted to the Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by Maryam Nawaz Sharif, papers that "prove" her ownership of certain high-end properties in London (but actually bought via shell companies based in the UK), the font Calibri has been used.

The Dawn admitted in an editorial that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report submitted to the Supreme Court on the Sharif family's assets held overseas as revealed by the Panama Papers was not a ideal document. Nawaz Sharif can retake the premiership after the decision of supreme court, advised Shehbaz Sharif according to sources who were present in the meeting.

Sharif was of the view that in the Past, governments were removed by levelling allegations of Security risk and corruption.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday for the first time explicitly dismissed a report from a corruption investigation that raised questions about the source of his family's wealth, rejecting it as slander. Pakistan's opposition parties are now calling for Sharif's resignation.

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The report found the family of living beyond means, concealment of facts and being beneficial owners of multiple offshore companies and recommended initiation of reference against the PM and members of the ruling family in the National Accountability Bureau.

The claims have been made in a report submitted to Pakistan's Supreme Court by a team of investigators, made up of civilians and members of military agencies, including the military's main intelligence agency. The Panama leaks featured the news showing involvement of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and his family. The Prime Minister's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, seems to have falsified documents in an effort to hide her possession of some overseas properties.

The high-profile graft case is about alleged money laundering by Sharif in 1990s when he twice served as the Prime Minister to purchase assets in London. In April, the Supreme Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to remove Sharif from office - by a split 2-3 verdict - but it ordered further investigations, which the JIT was set up to carry out.

The prime minister asked if there was any corruption of even a rupee in any of the motorway or energy projects initiated by the PML-N government.

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