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Panamagate Scandal

Shahbaz urges party leaders to avoid criticising state institutions

ISLAMABAD: Emphasizing a dovish and polite approach to situation arising after submission of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s report, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged party leaders to refrain from making unwarranted criticism towards army, judiciary and other state institutions. Informed sources said the chief minister cautioned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers while addressing the parliamentary party meeting yesterday (Friday). Shahbaz also advised the premier to strengthen his…

PTI cautions workers against emergency situation, ahead of JIT report

LAHORE: Keeping in view a possible emergency situation ahead of the final verdict on Panama Leaks probe, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday alerted the party workers for all possible contingencies. Addressing a press conference, the PTI spokesperson urged the party workers to be prepared for any sort of emergency situation – either announcement of General Elections or another movement – in wake of the Supreme Court's final verdict on Panamagate scandal. He said that the Panamagate…

Govt institutions, PM house refute JIT allegations of delaying Panamagate probe

ISLAMABAD: A number of state institutions on Friday have rejected allegations levelled by the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of impeding its probe against money trail and offshore properties of Sharif family by submitting their reply in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reported. Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali submitted the para-wise replies of all concerned state institutions and ministries in the top court. Earlier this week, the JIT had informed the three-member special bench of the apex…

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…

Panamagate verdict: JIT starts probing offshore wealth of Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: The six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has begun its operations on Monday (today) – which was constituted to probe the money trail and Sharif family’s offshore properties –  under supervision of a special bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reported. The JIT will perform its operations on daily basis and will submit a fortnightly progress report besides its final report within next 60 days. The top court had directed federal government to provide the probing team necessary funds with an…

Panama Case: JIT to probe Sharifs’ offshore wealth to be formed today

ISLAMABAD: To finalize six names for Joint Investigation Team (JIT), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) – earlier directed to compile a list of 18-grade or above officers – submitted the list of the officers’ names to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday (today), ARY News reported.  A three-member special bench of Supreme Court which was formed to ensure implementation of Panamagate verdict and monitor the JIT’s operations resumed the hearing after a day. Recently…

Imran evades tax by not declaring his offshore company, SC told

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s lawyer Akram Sheikh on Wednesday adopted a stance before the Supreme Court that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has received huge amount of foreign funds by using the name of his party which is sheer violation of law, ARY News reported. The apex court was hearing a petition filed by the PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi. The PML-N lawyer argued that Khan is not faithful to Pakistan as he persistently hided the source of his income and received millions in …

SC rejects nominees for JIT that probe Sharif’s offshore wealth

ISLAMABAD: In its very first hearing on Wednesday (today), the three-member special bench of Supreme Court, which formed to monitor Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s operations, has rejected the nominees of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on the JIT, formed to probe money trail and offshore properties of the Sharif family, ARY News reported. The apex court ruled that no head of state institution can appoint any nominee for the proposed JIT by summoning Governor State Bank…

Panama Case: SC seeks asset distribution details from Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: A five-member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday resumed hearing of the Panamagate case and sought details of the distribution of Mian Muhammad Sharif’s (father of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) property from the Sharifs. The bench including Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Hasan, was hearing the case against the family members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Must Read: Panama suspends probe into ‘Panama Papers’ Senior…

PTI rejects SC’s proposal of commission to probe Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting a Supreme Court judicial commission to probe the infamous Panamagate scandal, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday urged an existing larger bench of the court to continue hearing the case. Speaking to media representatives in the federal capital, Khan said he would only accept a commission on the condition that Nawaz Sharif must resign first as the prime minister of Pakistan. On Wednesday, the apex court sought suggestions from petitioners and defendants of the case before…