Broadsheet Pays 20,000 Pounds to Sharif Family

Broadsheet Pays 20,000 Pounds to Sharif Family

The British company Broadsheet LLC paid 20,000 Pounds to the family of PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif for legal expenses after it withdrew its claim to the Sharif family's Avonfield property.

Broadsheet LLC entered into an agreement with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in 2000 to track the foreign assets of Pakistani nationals, but the agreement was canceled in 2003.

The government paid 28 million pounds in damages to Broadsheet LLC last year.

The Broadsheet Company withdrew its claim to the Avonfield flats after receiving money from the Pakistani government but paid the Sharif family 20,000 Pounds in legal costs.

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In the British legal system, it is common for a party's legal team to be paid to the other party after losing a case, or if the party who made the claim withdraws from the court.

Documents received by Dawn confirm that Brodsheet paid legal fees to  Sharif family 20,000 pounds.

In this regard, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz termed the payment by Broadsheet as "another slap in the face of liars".

He said in a tweet that "Nawaz Sharif's lawyers had to pay Rs 4.5 lakh to Bradsheet to raise questions about the London flats and then run away from the court."

Maryam Nawaz said, "In the game of lies and deception, such results have to be suffered. Is there any shame?"

The PML-N vice-president said, "Broadsheet has been honored in court for its false allegations, but there is still accountability for those who have been throwing the money of the Pakistani people into their personal ego war."

He said that the government used to secretly meet the broadcasters and ask for their share, now all the facts will come to the notice of the people.

It should be noted that the one-member commission set up after the cabinet's approval on January 27 has a wide range of jurisdiction not only to investigate the Broadsheet dispute but also to consider whether it was hidden in foreign investment. Why did the state suffer so much because of reckless and misguided attempts to recover assets?

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