LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The details of taxes paid by the Sharif family from 1990 have been sent to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), sources said.
Details of taxes paid by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s cousin, Tariq Shafi, and family confidant Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar have also been delivered to the FBR.
Sources confirmed that additional details related to the Hudaibiya Papers Mills has also been sent to the FBR.
The Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment to probe into the Sharif family’s assets, has asked the FBR for the relevant record.
Earlier in Islamabad, former chairperson of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lieutenant General (retd) Syed Muhammad Amjad recorded his statement before the JIT.
According to sources, Lt Gen (retd) Amjad — the first chairperson of the anti-graft body — recorded his statement regarding the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.
He also reportedly told the JIT why the case has been at a standstill since a long time.
Lt Gen (retd) Amjad spent around an hour with the high-profile probe team and left without talking to the media.
The Hudaibiya Paper Mills money-laundering reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif was initiated in 2000 in the then chief executive General Pervez Musharraf’s government.
The reference was based on the April 25, 2000 confession of finance minister Ishaq Dar, where he admitted to his role in alleged money laundering on behalf of the Sharif family through fictitious accounts.
However, Dar later retracted the statement saying it was given under duress.
The JIT is working out of the Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad. It has till July 10 to submit its report into the financial assets of the Sharif family to the Supreme Court.
The high-profile probe team has also summoned the prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on July 5, and her brothers Hussain and Hasan on July 4 and 3, respectively.
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