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PM Nawaz has no assets or offshore companies abroad

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ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 4, 2016-Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says Panama Leaks have re-confirmed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has no assets abroad or off-shore companies.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday evening, he challenged PTI leader to prove in a UK court any illegality in the businesses owned by sons of the Prime Minister.

The Minister said Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz have repeatedly acknowledged that they were doing business and explained sources of financing.

Pervaiz Rashid said Imran Khan was previously criticizing appointment of NAB Chairman but now demanding the Bureau to investigate Panama Leaks.

He said Imran would find fault with findings of the Bureau as he did in the case of outcome of the judicial commission probing his allegations of rigging into 2013 general elections.

The Minister said Imran Khan should explain sources of his assets abroad and purchase of huge property at Banni Gala in Islamabad.

Pervaiz Rashid said PML(N) would defeat Imran Khan politically. He said PML(N) would contest 2018 elections on the basis of its five year performance while PTI leader would go to the masses on the basis of his lies.

Addressing the launching ceremony of Islamabad Travel Guide Book, Pervaiz Rashid said the government is committed to facilitate tourists.

He said the promotion of tourism industry would not only help revive the economy but also remove wrong perceptions about Pakistan.

Pervaiz Rashid said the improved law and order situation in the country has paved the way for positive changes, including a healthy influx of international visitors to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of Sharif family says there was no new information in Panama Leaks and some elements are disseminating wrong information and distorting it for political purposes.

In a statement, he said all of the corporations owned by the Sharif Family are legal and financially sound. Hussain Sharif and Hassan Sharif have been diligently filing their company reports and tax returns in their legal and tax jurisdictions.

The statement also clarified that Ms. Maryam Nawaz Sharif is not a beneficiary or owner of any of these companies. She also has not received any income or financial benefits from the corporations owned by her brothers.

It said Ms Mariam Nawaz is merely a trustee of one of the corporations owned by Hussain Nawaz.

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