Done No Wrong, says Nawaz Sharif’s Son
The family of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (in pic) was defiant on Monday, defending their ownership of offshore companies. Among those named are three of Sharif’s four chi ld ren — Maryam, Hasan and Hussain, with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore compa- nies administrated by the firm. Hussain told the country’s largest private broadcaster Geo that his family had done “nothing wrong”. “Those apartments are ours and those offshore companies are also ours,” he said in comments aired by the channel Monday.
“It is according to British law and laws of other coun- tries that it is a legal way to avoid unnecessary tax via offshore companies.”
He left Pakistan in 1992, he added, and therefore is not resident, adding Pakistani tax law “says that if you are not staying in Pakistan for more than 138 days, then you are not required to declare your assets”.