A 1999 BBC HardTalk interview of the prime minister’s son resurfaced on social media this week, drawing attention to a possible link between property owned by the Sharif family in London and revelations made in the Panama Papers earlier this month.
“I’m living on a rent basis which comes ─ in every quarter ─ from Pakistan,” Hassan says, evading Sebastian’s queries. “I’m not earning. I’m just like any other student living with his parents. I don’t necessarily have to know the facts and who owns the flat, and who pays for the rent and who pays for my living,” Hassan says.”I’m not the right person to answer this question,” he says.
In a separate interview, Hussain says: “The Park Lane apartments in London are ours, two offshore companies, Nielsen and Nescoll, own these flats and I am the beneficial owner of these companies, working under a trust held by my sister Maryam Nawaz Sharif.”He went on to reveal ownership of three offshore companies but claimed to have never invested ‘black money’ anywhere in the world.