ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced formation of a high-level judicial commission to probe allegations against him and his family.
“The commission would be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” he said while addressing the nation over and television networks on Tuesday night.
The commission led by a retired Supreme Court judge would investigate the allegations and give its verdict so that facts become clear to all. Mian Nawaz Sharif said those levelling allegations should approach the commission and prove their allegations there.
The PM said that certain individuals are indulged in point scoring and are digging issues from decades ago.
The PM gave detailed background of the business of the Sharif family and said foundations of this business were laid many years before establishment of Pakistan. He said his father founded Ittefaq foundry in Lahore which became a stable industrial organisation till creation of Pakistan. One of its branch was in Dhaka which became victim to Fall of Dhaka in 1971.
The PM said he or his family did not get any undue benefit while remaining in power. He said neither he nor any of his family members got any debt or mark up written off.
Nawaz Sharif said despite repeated efforts to ruin our business in the past, he and his family paid dues of about Rs6 billion.
Shedding light on the historical background of his sons business and acquiring of equity in foreign countries, he said his father had established a steel mills in Saudi Arabia for which Saudi banks provided loan. He said later on that steel mill was sold and his sons Hussain Nawaz Sharif and Hassan Nawaz Sharif established businesses in London.
The prime minister said he was compelled to respond to the politically-motivated allegations against the Sharif family, making rounds on media.