Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif to appear before probe panel on Thursday

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear on Thursday before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panama papers graft case, an unprecedented development that will make him the first sitting premier to depose before such a panel.

File Image of Nawaz Sharif. AFP

File Image of Nawaz Sharif. AFP

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) chief Wajid Zia had summoned the prime minister to appear before the six-member probe team at 11.00 am (11.30 IST) on 15 June with all documents relevant to the case.

Amidst tight security, Sharif will appear before the probing officers at Islamabad’s Judicial Academy – which is temporarily turned into the JIT’s secretariat.

The summons was issued to Sharif, 67, after he returned last Saturday from Kazakhstan where he had attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.

In its judgement of 20 April in the Panama Papers case, the Supreme Court had constituted a

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