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Panama Case: Sharif family submits reply in SC, raises objections on JIT report

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 17 (DNA) – The Supreme Court has resumed hearing of Panama Papers case on Monday (today). The three member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan is hearing the case.

As per sources, the Sharif family has submitted its objections on the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report to the apex court, sources said on Monday.

The Sharif family objected that the investigators worked beyond their mandate. The response called for a nullification of the report.

Sources are further reported to have said that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also submitted his reply raising objections to the JIT report to the apex court.

Strict security measures have been in place in and around the Supreme Court area with around 700 policemen, along with Rangers personnel and officials of the local administration deployed in the area.

Earlier, the Joint Investigation Team constituted to probe the Panama Papers case submitted its report before the bench last Monday.

The report findings highlighted that the Sharif family had failed to provide a money trail for its London apartments and claimed the Sharif family owned assets beyond their known sources of income.

At the July 10 hearing, the bench also sought from the government transcripts of speeches made by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Talal Chaudhry, Prime Minister’s Political Secretary Asif Kirmani and Railways Minister Saad Rafique. As per sources, the transcripts of the speeches have been submitted to the apex court.

In addition, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued contempt of court notices to Jang group and owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman for publishing a story on the final report of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) before the finalised report was submitted to the court.

A show cause notice was also issued to Ahmad Noorani.

Moreover, the court had summoned a reply from the Jang group within seven days., the bench had directed the JIT head Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia to publicly reveal the name of the person who leaked the interrogation picture of the premier’s son, Hussain Nawaz.

The bench had also directed the JIT head Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia to publicly reveal the name of the person who leaked the interrogation picture of the premier’s son, Hussain Nawaz.






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