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After Nawaz Sharif, JIT summons Shehbaz on June 17

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing Sharif family in Panama Leaks case has summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, City 42 News reported.

Sources close to the development said the JIT has summoned the Punjab Chief Minister on June 17 at 11 in the morning. They added that the Chief Minister’s Secretariat had received the summons.

A government spokesperson was not available for comment. The JIT had also sought the record of Hudaibiya Paper Mills from Shehbaz Sharif; other persons responsible in this case would also be summoned.


Earlier in a statement, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the JIT was not holding an inquiry in the Panama Papers case., but undergoing a doctorate on the Sharif family. He said if the JIT wanted to do a PhD on Sharif family then they should call Shehbaz Sharif.


The team probing corruption charges had earlier issued summons to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who will appear at the Judicial Academy on June 15.

So far, the elder son of Premier Sharif, Hussain Nawaz has appeared five times before the JIT, while his younger son Hassan Nawaz has appeared twice.

Party sources said Nawaz Sharif will appear in his personal capacity and not as the chief executive of the country.

The six-member JIT headed by Federal Investigation Agency Additional Director Wajid Rasool comprises of Amir Aziz from State Bank of Pakistan, Bilal Rasool from SECP, Irfan Naeem Mangi from NAB, Brigadier Nauman Saeed from the ISI and Brigadier Kamaran Khursheed from the MI.