Hassan Nawaz appears before JIT in Panama Papers case

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger son Hassan Nawaz on Friday made his first appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sharif family in the Panama Papers case.
Hassan Nawaz reached the Judicial Academy after being summoned to appear before the investigation team. He was questioned for more than six hours by the JIT team.
A large number of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) workers were present outside the Judicial Academy, raising slogans in favour of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The younger Sharif did not speak to the media after the left immediately afterwards.
Earlier, his elder brother Hussain Nawaz appeared before the Joint Investigation Team. Hussain has appeared before the JIT three times during the past five days to answer questions regarding the Sharifs' London properties. On Thursday, he was told that he would be summoned again for the fourth session with the JIT.
The JIT, constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, has been probing into the Panama Papers case. The JIT had also summoned Qatari royal Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber alThani. The JIT had also recorded the statement of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Chief Executive Officer Saeed Ahmed in a marathon session of questioning.
Initially, Hussain had refused to answer any question put forth by the JIT in his first meeting with the team, saying that the JIT's status was 'sub judice' as he had already filed a petition before the apex court regarding two of its constituents.
Subsequently, the apex court terminated the plea filed by Hussain, seeking exclusion of the two JIT members. After each of the next two hearings, the elder son of the premier told reporters that he answered all of the JIT's questions. 
The elder son Hussain Nawaz will make his fourth appearance before the team on Saturday. - NNI