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Panama Case JIT submits third progress report in court

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), mandated by Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe charges of corruption against Sharif family, on Thursday submitted its third fortnightly progress report in the court.

The court ordered the JIT to file the final report of the investigation by July 10.

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Additional Director General Wajid Zia, who is leading JIT, appeared before the special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan today to submit the report.

 

According to sources, the third progress report was prepared in the light of the questioning with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and PM’s sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz.

The investigation team would inform the bench about the investigation and data gathered after questioning Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others during last 15 days.

In its third report, the JIT will take up the PM’s written statement that he submitted during his appearance before the investigators.

The JIT yesterday rejected Captain (retd) Safdar’s application of changing the date of his hearing as he planned to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah this week.

The JIT, however, ordered the prime minister’s son-in-law to appear on June 24 as per the initial orders.

As the deadline of the probe approaching, the JIT have still need to investigate the letter of Qatari prince and other issues related with the probe.

The JIT has to submit its last fortnightly report to the bench by July 7, if the deadline of the probe is not extended by the court.

The JIT has been given 60 days to probe 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 every fortnight.

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Panama Case JIT submits third progress report in court

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