Islamabad, June 15: Pakistan Prime Minister waz Sharif on Thursday appeared before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Pama Papers probe into his family’s assets, the media reported. He met his close aides including Fince Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other senior advisers ahead of his appearance, reports The News Intertiol.
Sharif became the first sitting Pakistani Prime Minister to appear before an investigating body. The JIT is conducting its proceedings at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) here. The Prime Minister is requited to reply to 13 questions raised by the Supreme Court. On June 8, the team issued summons asking Sharif to appear before the panel on Thursday, reports Dawn news. The summons also instructed the Prime Minister to “kindly bring along relevant record/documents/material” related to the Pama Papers case which will entail nearly all the documents and evidence submitted before the Supreme Court by Sharif’s counsel, Makhdoom Ali Khan.
The JIT had prepared the questionire for Sharif and his children last month. It questioned Hussain waz, the Prime Minister’s elder son, on May 28. (IANS)