Pak PM to appear before JIT probing Panama leaks today

Written by June 15, 2017 11:01

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will today appear before a Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers graft case.

It is for the first time that a sitting Prime Minister would appear before a high-level probe team traditionally constituted to investigate high-profile criminal cases.

The country’s apex court had in April constituted the JIT and empowered it to summon the Prime Minister, his sons and any other person necessary, to investigate the allegations of money-laundering.

The JIT had questioned Mr Sharif’s sons over the family’s alleged improper business dealings.

Mr Sharif has denied any wrongdoing.