Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, MNA Captain (Retd) Mohammad Safdar, in a case pertaining to his assets, local media reported.

A petition was filed last week with the ECP by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed.

The petitioner stated that Capt. Safdar had not mentioned in his nomination papers the ownership of foreign properties of his spouse, Maryam Safdar, as revealed by the Panama Papers leaks.

The petitioner has appealed ECP to unseat Safdar, who is member of the National Assembly, and launch criminal proceedings against him for ‘lying’ and ‘concealing’ his assets.

Today, the ECP admitted the plea for hearing and issued orders for Capt. Safdar to appear on June 1.