Nawaz Sharif brother and Punjab CM appear before Panama Papers probe panel

Vastvam web: Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother and Punjab chief minister has been summoned by a Joint Investigation Team probing the high- profile Panama gate graft case against his family.The JIT summoned Shehbaz Sharif, 65, to record his statement on June 17 and face questioning by the six-member team, sources said.It had questioned Sharif’s sons Hussain and Hasan last month over the family’s alleged improper business dealings.

His eldest son Hussain was questioned five times while Hasan, the younger son, was summoned twice.The court last year took up the case and issued a split decision over allegations of money laundering when Sharif was prime minister in 1990s.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 JIT alleged that the government was using its official machinery to hamper its investigation.