ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, MNA retired Capt Mohammad Safdar, in a case pertaining to his assets, Samaa reported.
According to our correspondent, a petition was filed last week with the ECP by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed.
The petitioner stated that Capt. Safdar had not mentioned in his nomination papers the ownership of foreign properties of his spouse, Maryam Safdar, as revealed by the Panama Papers leaks.
The petitioner has appealed ECP to unseat Safdar, who is member National Assembly, and launch criminal proceedings against him for ‘lying’ and ‘concealing’ his assets.
Today, the ECP admitted the plea for hearing and issued orders for Capt. Safdar to appear on June 1.
Meanwhile, Kanwar Dilshad, a former ECP secretary, while speaking to Samaa, said that the PM’s son-in-law could be disqualified, banned for five years or sentenced for three years.
Replying to a question, he said PTI has submitted all proofs against Capt. Safdar.
Safdar has denied concealing assets of his wife.
On the other hand, Samaa has obtained an important document that refutes property claims of Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf’s daughter, Maryam Safdar, who has featured in Panama Papers leaks alongwith her two brothers.
Sharif’s sons, Hussain and Hassan, run their business empires from Britain and Saudi Arabia while his daughter, Maryam, lives in Pakistan. – Samaa