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Pakistan PM clan and ruling party reject graft report

Sharif’s ruling PML-N party insists the wealth was acquired legally.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s governing party has rejected as “trash” a corruption report accusing prime minister Nawaz Sharif of living beyond his means, the latest in long-running allegations which sparked fresh calls Tuesday (11) for him to resign. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of civilian and military investigators issued its report Monday claiming there was a “significant disparity” in the Sharif family’s income and lifestyle. But the Sharifs and their allies were defiant, with his ruling PML-N party dismissing the report as “trash” in a statement, and his daughter and presumptive political heir Maryam — also named in the report — vowing on…

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