PANAMA PARA­DOX

Al­though Sharif was be­ing probed for dis­pro­por­tion­ate as­sets, as re­vealed by the Panama Pa­pers, he was nailed on the tech­ni­cal­ity that he’d failed to de­clare an as­set in the nom­i­na­tion pa­pers filed for the 2013 elec­tions

India Today - - COVER STORY PAKISTAN -

4 APRIL

The In­ter­na­tional Con­sor­tium of In­ves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ists pub­lishes the Panama Pa­pers, ex­pos­ing tax eva­sion by the world’s elite. PM Nawaz Sharif’s fam­ily named

28 JULY

Sharif dis­qual­i­fied in unan­i­mous de­ci­sion. Court finds him guilty of not declar­ing a salary of 10,000 UAE dirhams he was sup­posed to get from Cap­i­tal FZE Ser­vices, owned by younger son Has­san

5 APRIL

Sharif de­nies the al­le­ga­tions and sets up a ju­di­cial probe to in­ves­ti­gate. The Op­po­si­tion re­jects the probe

10 JULY

The JIT sub­mits its re­port to Supreme Court. Af­ter hear­ing ar­gu­ments, the three-judge bench of the court re­serves ver­dict on 21 July

1 NOVEM­BER

Pak­istan’s Supreme Court forms a ju­di­cial com­mis­sion to probe the Panama Pa­pers, pur­su­ing a case re­lated to Sharif

15 JUNE

Sharif ap­pears be­fore JIT af­ter re­ceiv­ing a sum­mons—first sit­ting PM to ap­pear be­fore an in­ves­ti­ga­tion agency. Daugh­ter Maryam ap­pears be­fore the JIT on July 5

7 NOVEM­BER

The PML(N) sub­mits a let­ter by a Qatari prince—con­tain­ing in­for­ma­tion about the Lon­don flats at the cen­tre of the Panama Pa­pers scan­dal—to the Supreme Court

20 APRIL

Supreme Court or­ders the set­ting up of Joint In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (JIT) to probe cor­rup­tion charges against Sharif. The JIT is con­sti­tuted on May 5 to in­ves­ti­gate the Sharif fam­ily’s off­shore as­sets

6 JAN­UARY

Sharif’s daugh­ter, Maryam, sub­mits de­tails of as­sets af­ter Supreme Court re­sumes hear­ing

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