Pakistan: Regime concludes probe into Sharif family’s offshore accounts

Source: Washington Post

“Pakistani authorities have concluded an anti-graft probe into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family and the investigators’ report has been handed over to the Supreme Court. Talal Chaudhry, a spokesman for Sharif’s ruling party ruling party, denounced the probe on Monday as part of a ‘conspiracy’ aimed at removing the premier from office. Sharif, who has previously denied allegations of abusing his authority to enrich himself, has been under pressure since documents leaked in 2016 from a Panama-based law firm disclosed his family had offshore accounts.” (07/10/17)