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Pak PM Sharif's son appears before panel investigating graft charges

AP
Published Jun 2, 2017, 2:25 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2017, 2:25 pm IST
The appearance comes a day after the SC was angered over a lawmaker's comments equating Sharif's govt with the Sicilian Mafia.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: The younger son of Pakistan's prime minister has made his first appearance before a panel probing graft charges against his family.

The appearance comes a day after the Supreme Court was angered over a lawmaker's comments equating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government with the Sicilian Mafia.

 

Hassan Nawaz arrived at a government building on Friday to face questions from the panel about his family's financial affairs.

The latest development came three days after Nehal Hashmi, a senator from the ruling party, apparently threatened judges for seeking details of bank accounts from Sharif's family.

Nawaz Sharif sacked Hashmi, but tension between his government and judiciary persisted.

Nawaz Sharif has been under pressure to resign since reports based on documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm indicated his sons owned offshore companies.

 

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