Panama JIT summons Maryam Nawaz


President of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has welcomed joint investigation team's decision of summoning Maryam Nawaz for questioning in Panama Papers case, Samaa reported.

Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said doubts had been created by the JIT after they summoned the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The six-member JIT is due to present its report to the apex court on July 10.

Maryam will become the sixth member of the Sharif family to appear before the high-profile probe team.

According to reports, Maryam is now in London to attend her son's graduation ceremony.

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The JIT, formed on May 6 in light of the Supreme Court's April 20 judgment in the Panama case, was given 60 days to complete its probe.

JIT had already questioned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and his brother Shebaz Sharif who is Chief Minister of province of Punjab.

He alleged that Maryam is the main person of interest in the Panama Papers case and Hussain Nawaz was involved in the case to protect her and the prime minister.

Her brother Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz have also been asked to re-appear before JIT on July 3 and July 4, respectively.

The prime minister's cousin, Tariq Shafi, has also been summoned to make his second appearance before the JIT on July 2. JIT also questioned husband of Maryam Nawaz Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar.