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Pak anti-corruption court asks Sharifs to answer over 100 questions on posh London properties

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

An in has raised over 100 questions to former Sharif, his daughter and on their posh properties in London, according to a

Sharif and his family are facing three corruption cases in the after the (NAB) filed cases against them following the Supreme Court's verdict in the

handed over the questionnaire to the for the with a directive that the court would record their testimony tomorrow, Dawn newspaper reported.

The court, hearing three corruption cases against the 68- year-old deposed prime minister, asked multiple questions about four apartments in Park Lane, Avenfield,

The questions related to money trail, sale proceed of Gulf Steel Mills (GSM), shares of Ahli Steel Mills, investment with Qatari royals, clearance of GSM's liabilities, litigation with Al-Tawfeek Investment and offshore companies Nielson and Nescoll.

Apart from Sharif, his daughter Maryam and retired are accused of purchasing the properties through corrupt means.

On the questions for Maryam, the court asked about trust deeds pertaining to the offshore companies and what the witnesses had testified against her.

The court offered the accused to bring anything on record to contradict the statements of prosecution witnesses and produce any witness in their defence.

In April, the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, declared Sharif ineligible to hold public office for life, ending the political future of the three-time ahead of this year's

Sharif was disqualified to hold the office of the by the on July 28 last year in the He was disqualified for not being "honest and righteous" as he failed to declare in 2013 a salary he got from the company of his son in the UAE.

In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the of the ruling Muslim League-(PML-N).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:10 IST
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