Panama Papers investigators summon Pakistani PM

Investigators probing Panama papers scandal summoned Pakistan's Prime Minister Sharif on June 15

Panama Papers investigators summon Pakistani PM

World Bulletin / News Desk

Investigators probing Panama papers scandal on the orders of the country's Supreme Court, have summoned Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15, multiple local media reports said on Sunday.

Sharif, who is serving as premier for the third term, is facing charges of financial irregularities and holding off-shore companies, was summoned soon after he returned from Kazakistan, local broadcaster Dawn News reported quoting unnamed government sources.

The supreme court last month formed a six-member joint investigation team to probe the whistleblower Panama papers scandal after Sharif narrowly survived in a landmark apex court judgment.

The investigators, including members of the country's two top spy agencies -Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence-, have already grilled Sharif's two sons and two close aids in the past two weeks.

Sharif, according to analysts, is facing a disqualification threat in Panama scandal, has decided to appear before the investigators on given date, Dawn News reported.

His rightwing Pakistan Muslim League, which won 2013 elections with a landslide majority, however has accused the investigation team of harassing and pressurizing the witnesses for "desired " statements.

The investigators, for their part, deny the charge, and themselves accuse the government of hampering investigations.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Haziran 2017, 01:30