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PM Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law summoned for concealing wife’s assets


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar received a summon by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday for concealing assets of his wife, Maryam Nawaz.

Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed of the PTI, who had lost the 2013 elections to Mr Safdar filed an application seeking the disqualification of his opponent for concealment of assets belonging to his wife.

Salahuddin requested the ECP to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr Safdar for submitting false statements. He also requested the commission to declare the elections in NA-21 as null and void and order fresh polls in the constituency.

The petition added: “Captain (R) Mohammad Safdar with malicious intent to defraud, deceit and mislead public at large as well as the commission and in absolute violation of the mandatory provisions of the Representation of People’s Act 1976 and other laws concealed material facts and did not disclose the assets, properties and offshore
companies owned by his spouse Maryam Safdar outside Pakistan in his nomination papers.”

“And by doing so, he grossly violated sections 12(2) (f), 42A and 80A of the Act. Further, he was not qualified to be elected as a member and secondly after the disclosure of the concealments of the material facts by him, he is liable to be prosecuted under section 94 of the Act and also for causing colossal loss to the national exchequer by receiving perks and privileges being the member of National Assembly of Pakistan.” said the petition.

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