ISLAMABAD: The government has expressed its concerns over summoning of Hussain Nawaz, son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, by the joint investigation team (JIT) mandated by Supreme Court to probe the assets of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Speaking to Geo News, Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said the team of investigators should have waited for one day, since the matter was sub judice.

She lamented that the JIT summoned Hussain Nawaz only a day before hearing of his petition by the Supreme Court pertaining to reservations on some members of the team.

“We don’t want to give the perception that expressing reservations is meant to avoid responding to queries,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mehmood said that the Sharif family, by appearing before the JIT, has not been doing a favor to anyone. “It would be contempt of court, had Hussain Nawaz not appeared before the team,” he said.

The PTI leader further criticised Hussain Nawaz for arriving at the Federal Judicial Academy along with party activists, saying that it is tantamount to pressurising the JIT.