The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama papers leak in Pakistan today issued summons against Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The JIT has asked Maryam, who is presently in London to attend her son’s graduation ceremony, to appear before it on July 5.
According to Dawn, the news of the JIT summoning Maryam Nawaz was disclosed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry.
The JIT has also asked the Prime Minister’s sons— Hassan and Hussain Nawaz — to appear before it for further questioning on July 3 and 4, respectively.
Hussain, the premier’s elder son, has already appeared before the probe team for five times.
The Prime Minister’s cousin, Tariq Shafi, has also been asked to appear before the JIT on July 2 for the second time.
The six-member JIT is due to present its report to the apex court on July 10.
In its judgment of April 20 in the Panama Papers case, the Supreme Court had constituted the JIT and empowered it to summon the Prime Minister, his sons and any other person to investigate allegations of money laundering.
Sharif family is alleged to have purchased four apartments in London’s Park Lane area through money laundering.
(With IANS inputs)