Senator Rehman Malik to appear before JIT ‘soon’ | Pakistan

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Senator Rehman Malik remained the interior minister from 2008-2013. Photo: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson for Senator Rehman Malik stated on Monday that the former interior minister will soon be appearing before the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (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.

Malik will now be writing to the JIT to affix another date of appearance in front of the high-profile probe team, his spokesperson informed further.

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, June 15, 2017. 

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