Panama probe: JIT summons Maryam Nawaz on July 5
ISLAMABAD: The Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing money trail and offshore properties of the Sharif family has summoned Maryam Nawaz to appear before it for the first time on July 5, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz was served subpoena to turn up before the probing team with regard to Panama Papers investigation in line with the Supreme Court’s orders.
The letter stipulates to bring all relevant documents and records pertaining to the case. The failure to comply with the summon may result in action under the relevant laws.
The apex court appointed JIT has also summoned the premier’s sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, to appear before it for further investigation on July 3 and 4 respectively.
The week is being deemed significant for the probing team as the six-member JIT is due to present its final report before the apex court on July 10.
Hussain Nawaz – the elder son of the prime minister – has appeared before the JIT for interrogation five times so far.
Meanwhile, the probing team has asked the premier’s cousin Tariq Shafi to be appeared before it on July 2 for second time. The JIT is also deliberating to summon Finance Minster Ishaq Dar.
FINAL REPORT DUE ON JULY 10
Previously, the Supreme Court had directed the JIT, headed by FIA’s additional director general Wajid Zia, to submit its final report of investigation on July 10.
During the hearing of the Panama Papers implementation case, the JIT submitted third fortnightly report prepared in the light of questioning of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and PM’s sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz.
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.