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Corruption probe into Prime minister's family will be 'transparent' vows Pakistani army

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, inspects Bosnian Army honor guard during the visit to Bosnian capital of Sarajevo in December. Pakistan's top court last week ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against members of Sharif's family, a decision that could determine his political future. PICTURE: Amel Emric/AP

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.

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