Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif to be questioned on Panamagate today

Nawaz Sharif

Panamagate – one of the largest money laundering related leaks ever – has seen many famous people being grilled by joint investigation team (JIT) and as part of the process, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned next.

This is the first time ever that a sitting prime minister of Pakistan is questioned by investigators directly. He is scheduled to appear before the investigation team on Thursday. The notice issued to the Prime Minister sees Sharif as a witness and not an accused.

Sources familiar with the investigation have said that JIT can possibly ask him how he and his children acquired the properties and set up various businesses in different parts of the world, reports the Dawn.

Investigators may also ask Sharif about the factual variations in the speeches he delivered on different fora after the Panama Papers leak surfaced, including his address to the nation, his speech in the National Assembly and his statement before the Supreme Court.

The Prime Minister’s son Hassan and Hussain Nawaz have already been summoned and questioned by the JIT in recent days.