Saudis show willingness to share details on Sharif’s steel units

Islambad [Pakistan]: The Saudi Arabian government has expressed its willingness to share information requested by the Joint Investigations Team (JIT) regarding Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif family’s offshore assets.

An official of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior told a JIT member about his government’s willingness to share the requested information, The Express Tribune has reported.

The Saudi government is likely to respond to a mutual legal assistance (MLA) request by JIT, which had contacted six countries for mutual legal assistance during its 60-day probe into the financial affairs of the Sharif family.

Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 20, moved to Pakistan’s Supreme Court to file an application seeking permission to record statements of JIT members who probed the Panama Papers case against the Sharif family.

The application was submitted to Justice Ijazul, who has been nominated to supervise and monitor implementation of the July 28 Panamagate judgment, which put down Nawaz Sharif from the Prime Minister chair, reported Dawn.

According to the NAB, the statements of the six-member team are necessary to finalise the corruption references against the Sharif family.

On August 17, NAB was granted access to the confidential volume X of the final report of compiled by six-member JIT.

On July 28 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down from his post after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. (ANI)