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Panama Papers Probe: JIT to file report in Supreme Court today

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members on allegations of money laundering, is likely to place its fortnightly progress report before the Supreme Court today, ARY News reported.

Headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan three-judge bench of the apex court will resume its proceedings into the case pertaining to the implementation of the Panama Papers verdict at 1:00 pm.

The JIT will apprise the bench of its findings in the light of statements of the PM’s two sons, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Chief Executive Officer Saeed Ahmed. It has also reported to have received the record of Hudaibya Papers Mills from the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) this week.

In its hours-long grueling sessions the JIT had grilled Hussain Nawaz for four times while Hassan had been quizzed once with regard to the family’s London properties and the money trail behind them.

Hussain Nawaz had appeared before the JIT on May 28 for the first time at the Federal Judicial Academy and faced a barrage of questions for over two hours.

He made his second appearance on May 30 during which he was grilled for nearly six hours. For third time, Hussain Nawaz turned up before the investigating team on June 1 to establish the money trail behind the Sharif’s London properties. He made his fourth appearance on 3rd June.

Whereas, the PM’s younger son, Hassan, was grilled once by the JIT for more than six hours on June 2.

The apex court had given the JIT  sixty days to probe the Sharif family’s properties and the money trail behind them as part of the verdict announced in the Panama Papers case.

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