Nawaz Sharif’s brother summoned to appear before Panama Papers investigation panel

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother and Punjab chief minister has been summoned by a Joint Investigation Team probing the high-profile Panamagate graft case against his family.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (right) with his brother Shehbaz. Reuters

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (right) with his brother Shehbaz. Reuters

The JIT summoned Shehbaz Sharif, 65, to record his statement on 17 June and face questioning by the six-member team, sources said. The JIT was set up by the Supreme Court last month to investigate the Sharif family about its properties in London.

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

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