Pakistan’s PM under investigation: first report submitted

Pakistan’s PM under investigation: first report submitted

Pakistan’s Joint Investigative Team submits its first report on the ongoing investigation into PM Nawaz Sharif’s alleged fraud on Sunday.

Photo: AP

Photo: AP

Pakistan’s Joint Investigative Team submits its first report on the ongoing investigation into PM Nawaz Sharif’s alleged fraud on Sunday.

Last month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court narrowly voted against removing Sharif from office, instead ordering a 60-day investigation into accusations the prime minister’s family owned substantial offshore assets, including multiple high-end properties in London, which Sharif had failed to disclose. If the investigation finds him guilty, the prime minister will be removed from office immediately.

Regardless of Sharif’s fate, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League will continue to govern Pakistan until next year’s general election. Pessure is mounting to ensure security and political stability as the country navigates the tricky geopolitics of major international economic projects, including the proposed $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through Kashmir—which is controlled by Pakistan but claimed by India.