PM was ready for probe even before summons were received: Marriyum Aurangzeb | Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to the Supreme Court to form a commission to probe the Panama case even before he received the summons, said State Minister for Information Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday.

He had assured the apex court that if called he and his family would appear before the court in accordance with the law, Aurangzeb said while talking to the media.

The state minister was referring to the summons issued by the Panama case JIT to Nawaz, asking him to appear before the team on June 15. A statement issued from the Prime Minister House on Sunday confirmed the development.

The premier has been asked to come to the Federal Judicial Academy — temporary headquarters of the JIT — at 11AM on Thursday, along with relative record and documents, according to the letter sent to the PM House by the JIT.

While talking to reporters on Monday, Aurangzeb said that Nawaz has always stood by the judiciary and have showed cooperation, while many others summoned by the court have avoided attending over one reason or the other.

Aurangzeb also lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan for stating on the social media that he forced the premier to appear before the Supreme Court. “Imran Khan you yourself are fugitive from the Election Commission of Pakistan.”

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