Panama Case: SC to decide names for JIT today

03 May, 2017 11:20 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – As the Supreme Court set up a special cell to help constitute the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s alleged corruption in the Panama Papers case, the apex will today (Wednesday) decide the names proposed for Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in an open court.

The Supreme Court additional registrar Mohammad Ali was appointed as the coordinator and would be responsible for facilitating all communication between the JIT and the Supreme Court bench.

The six-member JIT would be constituted at the earliest, as Justice Ejaz Afzal, who is a main member of the Supreme Court bench, has returned from Turkey.

The names for the JIT have already sent to the court comprising of the representatives from Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

In its judgment, the apex court had ordered the formation of the JIT to probe offshore assets of the prime minister and his two sons.

Nawaz Sharif had got a temporary breather from the Supreme Court which said there was “insufficient evidence” to remove him from office but ordered setting up of a JIT to probe the graft allegations against his family.

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