Pakistan’s Supreme Court has filed an inquiry to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over a financial scandal involving his family.
Sharif’s aides and opposition leaders say the court Thursday gave Sharif two weeks to submit his reply.
The premier has been under pressure from the opposition to step down because his family members were named as holders of offshore bank accounts in leaked financial documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
One of the petitions has come from the opposition party of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan who is threatening to bring tens of thousands of protesters to the capital, Islamabad, on November 2 to press for Sharif’s disqualification.
Sharif’s aide and Pakistani defence minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says the government is ready to be transparent and accountable.