ISLAMABAD: Reports circulating in the media regarding PanamaJoint Investigation Team (JIT) members’ arrival in Qatar to record the statement of former Qatari prime minister Prince Hamad bin Jasim, are untrue, ARY News reported after thorough investigation.
As ARY News investigated, Qatar Embassy Islamabad too denied issuing visa to any of the JIT members and there is also no record of issuance of visa on arrival for the two members of Panamagate JIT.
Reports in the local media suggested that Brigadier Kamran from Military Intelligence (MI) and Irfan Mangi from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrived in Doha to record the prince’s statement, putting an end to controversy that continued to surround the JIT not recording his testimony.
Media speculations that members of the JIT had already left for Doha had been triggered after it was revealed that only four members of the six-member JIT were present during proceedings when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son, Hussain Nawaz, appeared at the Federal Judicial Academy for questioning for the sixth time.
It is pertinent to note here that Sharif family had presented two letters written by the Qatari prince in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to prove the money trail of the London properties of the family.