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Panama Leaks case: PM’s children say they are ‘independent’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told Monday that Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz, children of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, are not dependent on their father and are running their businesses as sole proprietors.

The apex court resumed the Panama Leaks case hearing today during which the children of the prime minister submitted their statements in the court.

It was stated that Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz have been living abroad for 16 and 22 years, respectively.

Maryam Nawaz is a tax payer and has been filing tax returns as required by the law, it added.

On the previous hearing, the apex court had given the children of PM Nawaz Sharif time till Monday to submit their statements, with the warning that if the statements were not submitted according to law, the accusations would be deemed true.

Sharif Family lawyer, Salman Aslam Butt on the last hearing had submitted a concise statement on behalf of Nawaz Sharif saying that the prime minister was not the owner of offshore properties, including Flat Nos 16, 16A, 17, 17A, situated at Avenfield House, Park Lane, London, (the properties) subject matter of Panama Papers.

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