Rehman Malik to appear before JIT on June 23 | Pakistan

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Former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik will appear before the Panama Case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on June 23, sources informed on Wednesday. 

On Monday, a spokesperson for the senator said the former interior minister will ‘soon’ be appearing before the JIT. 

The spokesperson explained that Malik, who left Pakistan for London on June 9, received a summons by the JIT on June 10 to appear on June 13.

He said Malik would inform the JIT of another date of appearance. 

Malik, who remained the interior minister during the previous Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led federal government, is also a former bureaucrat. He is also a member of the Senate for the second time in a row from the PPP-Parliamentarians. At present, he chairs the Senate Committee on Interior and Narcotics while being a member of several others.

Malik has also served in the Federal Investigation Agency at various posts, and later became the agency’s director-general.

He was investigating Nawaz Sharif for corruption during the second government of Benazir Bhutto in the mid-1990s while being in the FIA.

The JIT is probing the international investments of the prime minister’s family in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment in the Panama case.

The prime minister is also expected to appear before the JIT on Thursday while his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, will do so on Saturday. 

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