Vastavam web: The Investigation agency questioned pakistan PM Sharif how his family obtained its vast wealth. Sharif had received a summons by the JIT set up by the Supreme Court to investigate corruption claims that surfaced following the Panama Papers leak.Sharif has denied any wrongdoing over his family allegedly using offshore companies to buy luxury flats in a posh London neighbourhood, and said his family wealth was acquired legally.His spokesman did not respond to requests for comment over the latest development.
The JIT team comprises members of civilian agencies, such as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), as well as members of powerful military bodies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.The JIT’s work has become highly politicised in recent weeks. Sharif’s camp has sought to remove two members of the JIT team, and his PML-N party voiced outrage over a leaked photograph taken from security camera footage showing Sharif’s son, Hussain, appearing before the JIT.
The Supreme Court began investigating Sharif after the main political parties failed to agree on a committee to probe the Panama Papers leaks, and PTI’s chairman, Imran Khan, threatened mass protests and to shut down Islamabad.If Sharif survives the JIT probe, opinion polls suggest he is favorite to win the next election, due by June 2018. Sharif, a three-time prime minister, was ousted twice in the 1990s, including by a military coup in 1999, but he swept back to power in an election in 2013.