Panama Case: JIT summons Captain (R) Safdar on June 24



The joint investigation team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court to probe businesses and financial dealings of the Sharif family, has summoned Captain (R) Safdar, son-in-law of PM Nawaz Sharif, to appear before it.

Sources said Captain (R) Safdar has been summoned by the investigation team on June 24. They added that the premier’s son-in-law will appear before the investigators.

The investigation team has already summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is slated to appear before the investigation team at 11am on Thursday, June 15.

The premier’s brother, Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif, is also scheduled to appear before the probe panel on June 17.

Sons of the prime minister, Hussain and Hassan Nawaz, have so far made multiple appearances before the JIT. Hussain has been questioned five times by the investigation team while Hassan has twice appeared before it.

PM Sharif has denied any wrongdoing over his family allegedly using offshore companies to buy luxury flats in a posh London neighbourhood, and has said his family wealth was acquired legally.

In April, the Supreme Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to remove Sharif from office on the back of the Panama Papers leaks, but it ordered further investigations under a JIT.

The JIT comprises members from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).


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