Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe
16 June 2017 | 8:20 am
Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appears before an anti-corruption investigation commission, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.
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