Corruption probe into Prime minister's family will be 'transparent' vows Pakistani army
THE corruption probe into Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif's family will be carried out in a "legal and transparent manner", the army has pledged.
The statement comes after Pakistan's supreme court ordered the investigation last week, postponing a decision that could have jeopardised Mr Sharif's political future.
The court acted on petitions dating back to documents leaked in 2016 from a Panama-based law firm, which had disclosed the Sharif family's offshore wealth.
Military officials will be part of the court-ordered commission, which has two months to complete its investigation.
The allegations have been a serious blow to Mr Sharif, who has been in power since 2013, with opposition parties demanding his resignation over alleged tax evasion and concealing foreign investment.