Pakistani PM to appear before court-appointed investigators

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This will entail almost all the documents and evidence submitted before the Supreme Court by the Prime Minister's counsel, Makhdoom Ali Khan.

Qadri stated that all the criticism on the JIT was in fact part of script and to create an impression that the joint investigation team was impartial.He said that polls without reforms would be similar the 2008 and 2013 general elections, adding for revolutions, nation had to take to streets as success couldn't be achieved without struggle.

The PM's sons - Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz - have already been summoned and grilled for hours by the JIT several times in recent days. The summon was issued to Sharif, 67, after he returned from his Kazakhstan visit where he attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. The prime minister also met his legal aides and deliberated over legal and constitutional aspects of the matter.

The case stems from documents leaked from the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm, showing that Nawaz Sharif 's daughter, Maryum Nawaz, and his two sons owned offshore companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and used them to buy properties in London.

Minister of state for information and broadcasting heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, talking to some TV channels, said that the prime minister had received the JIT summons and in pursuance of the supreme court's order of 20 April, he would ensure his presence accordingly.

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"When I appeared before the probing team I felt as I was a death row convict". "If the JIT could offer a questionnaire and video link option to "Qatari Prince" then why to deprive an elected prime minister of the country with these privileges", he queried.

His spokesman did not respond to requests for comment over the latest development.

"From the nature of questions, I can assume I will not be asked to appear before the JIT again".

"We expect that PML-N will not resort to any extreme tactics during JIT hearing".

The six-member team, set up last month, is required to present a report to Pakistan's apex court in two months.

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