Pakistan

JIT summons Shehbaz Sharif in Panama Leaks case

ISLAMABAD: After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Supreme Court on Panama Leaks case has summoned Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported.

The JIT has asked Shehbaz Sharif to appear without any counselor and bring all the documents of Hudaibiya Paper Mills.

Bureau Chief ARY News Lahore Arif Hameed Bhatti said the CM Punjab has received the notification issued by the JIT in which he has been asked to bring all the relevant documents and bank transactions along him.

Sources said Hudaibiya Paper Mills case will be reopened and other persons responsible in this case would also be summoned.

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Earlier in a statement today, Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah said the JIT was not holding inquiry in Panama Papers case but doing doctorate on Sharif family. He said if the JIT wanted to do PhD on Sharif family then they should call Shehbaz Sharif.

This should be noted that the JIT has also summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15 to record his statement in Panama Leaks case. The JIT has directed the PM to bring along all the relevant documents, records and other materials.

The SC on May 5 constituted a six-member JIT to probe money trail and offshore properties of the prime minister and his family.

The JIT is headed by a director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia, while the other members of the JIT are State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)’s Amir Aziz, National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s Irfan Naeem Mangi, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)’s Bilal Rasool, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)’s Brigadier Muhammed Noman Saeed and Military Intelligence (MI)’s Brigadier Kamran Khursheed.

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The JIT has been given 60 days to probe the Sharif family’s properties and the money trail behind it as part of the verdict announced in the Panama Papers case. The Supreme Court reviews progress of the investigation after very fortnight.

Nawaz Sharif’s  younger son Hassan Nawaz has appeared two times before the JIT, while the elder son Hussain Nawaz made his fifth appearance on Friday.

Sources said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Nawaz’s daughter Maryam would also appear before the JIT.

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