Pakistan

Panama Case: JIT to submit its first 15-day report today

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that formed to probe money trail and Sharif family’s offshore wealth will submit its first 15-day report before the Supreme Court of Pakistan today (Monday), ARY News reported.

Three-member special bench – headed by Justice Ijaz Afzal – will review the progress made by the team on implementation of the orders issued by the apex court.

According to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, party chairman Imran Khan – the main petitioner – will also attend the session in the top court pertaining to report sharing.

It will be the third hearing by the special bench which was constituted to oversee the JIT’s operations and progress about the implementation of the court orders.

It should be recalled here that the five member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, of the top court on April 20 announced formation of the joint investigation team in the verdict of the Panama Papers case to probe offshore properties of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Ejaz Afzal in their remarks said the prime minister must be de-notified in the split verdict of the case; three other judges had a different opinion.

The JIT is headed by Additional Director General (Immigration) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia, while the other members of the JIT include 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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