ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law and sitting MNA Captain (Retd) Mohammad Safdar in a case pertaining to his assets.

The ECP after admitting the plea for hearing issued orders for Capt Safdar to appear on June 1. The ECP moved on Monday after a petition filed last week by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf's Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed.

The petitioner stated that Captain 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.