May 23: The Nation report by Muahmmad Asad Chaudhry states that while recording his statement before the accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference Tuesday, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif defended Qatari Prince Sheikh Hammad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, saying he was willing to join the investigation, but the joint investigation team did not record his statement. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London flats, is among the three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Times of Oman: PM Imran Khan keen on Oman visit, says Pakistan Foreign Minister
January 30 – Times of Oman report by Madiha Asif states that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is keen on visiting Oman, said the Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Talking exclusively to Times of Oman about when to expect the arrival of PM Khan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister said: “I am here to lay the ground. I have been travelling in the region and engaging with the regional leadership, and PM Imran Khan is very keen on visiting Oman and other regional countries.”
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