London/Islamabad: CEO of Broadsheet LLC, an asset recovery unit based in the UK, has issued a profound apology to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for being part of a ‘witch-hunt’ programme organized by Pakistan’s anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Nawaz Sharif and said that “not one rupee” of wealth allegedly looted from Pakistan could be traced back to the former PM.
Talking in an interview given to a private news channel, Kaveh Moussavi, CEO of Broadsheet, said that although they found a lot of plundered assets, “not one rupee of that could be connected to the Nawaz Sharif family.”
Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi’s apology to Nawaz Sharif: ‘we found no assets and no case related to @NawazSharifMNS family; I have no hesitation in apologising to him for being part of the witch hunt, not a scintilla of evidence he he has ill-gotten gains.’ 1/2 pic.twitter.com/FWHljXuxMK
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Offering his sincere apology to Nawaz Sharif and his family, Kaveh Moussavi said that everyone who levelled such accusations should apologise to Nawaz.
“I have no hesitation in issuing him an apology on the record, in the full glare of TV cameras. The facts do not sustain the position that Prime Minister Sharif was corrupt, they do not,” the Broadsheet CEO said.
“Quite the contrary, when you have investigated someone for all these years and I have not come up with a scintilla of evidence that he has one rupee of ill-gotten gains. At a minimum, you have to say I am sorry Mr Sharif for having made these accusations and being part of it,” Moussavi said.
Broadsheet LLC was hired in 2000 by NAB – an accountability watchdog established in 1999 by Pervez Musharraf – to recover assets stolen by previous governments. However, the contract was terminated in 2003.
Later in 2016, Broadsheet sued Pakistan in the London Court of International Arbitration over non-payment of its dues and won an award of $21 million in 2019.
Pakistan appealed against the decision in the London High Court, but the award was increased to over $30 million.