Pakistan PM Faces Pressure Over Corruption Probe Report

Pakistan PM Faces Pressure Over Corruption Probe ReportPakistan PM Faces Pressure Over Corruption Probe Report

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting for his political future on Tuesday after judicial investigators ruled his family had accumulated unusual wealth, with his allies denouncing the findings and vowing he would clear his name.

A Joint Investigation Team, set up by the Supreme Court to investigate corruption allegations that surfaced following the Panama Papers leak, spent two months looking into the family’s wealth and gave its finding to the court on Monday, Reuters reported.

In their report, which has been leaked to media, the team alleges Sharif’s family accumulated wealth far above its earnings, and says his children, including heir-apparent Maryam Sharif, signed falsified documents designed to mask the truth.

Opposition leader Imran Khan said Sharif had “lost all moral authority” and must resign immediately.

But Sharif’s allies dismissed all the allegations against him and the report.

“It’s trash,” said Defense Minister Asif Khawaja, adding that the report was “full of flaws”.

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