Nawaz Sharif rejected the allegation of concealed his UAE employment

Vastavam web:  Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted before the Supreme Court, hearing a money laundering case against him, that he had obtained a permit to work in a company in the UAE while rejecting the allegation that he had concealed his employment.In a written reply submitted in the apex court yesterday through his counsels Khawaja Haris, Amjad Pervaiz and Saad Hashmi Sharif said his employment with the Capital FZE and obtaining of work permit for it had been mentioned in his nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during the 2013 general election.

The prime minister s lawyers had initially denied that Sharif was the chairman of any offshore company.In his fresh reply, Sharif told the Supreme Court that his son, Hassan Nawaz, was the “owner, director & secretary and the authorised signatory of the Capital FZE”.The premier was only a “ceremonial office holder” in 2007 when he was in exile and had nothing to do with the running of the company or supervising its affairs, it said.”The Iqama (work permit) and the prime minister s employment with the Capital FZE is reflected in the copies of his passport annexed with the nomination forms submitted to the ECP before 2013 election. Being no separate column in the nomination forms for any such information to be provided by the candidate contesting the election Nawaz Sharif’s passport copies were annexed,” the reply said.

The JIT has recommended that the report’s Volume-X should be treated as confidential as it contains the details of correspondence with other countries.So far Sharif has refused to quit, calling the investigators’ report a compilation of “allegations and assumptions”.