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Panama case: Supreme Court decides to constitute JIT today


ISLAMABAD, MAY 05, (DNA) – Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has announced to constitute Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Friday for probing Panama Leaks case against the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

A three-member special bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal heard the case while a written notification in this regard would be issued shortly.

During the hearing, SC snubbed defamation campaign against judges on social media and hinted at legal action against all those involved.

“Nation was misled about remarks of judges. One leader even said that all five judges tag prime minister (PM) as liar”, remarked justice Ejaz.

While talking to media outside SC, Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry once again demanded PM’s resignation to ensure free trial. Fawad also warned that PTI would not compromise on transparency pertaining to JIT probe of Sharif family.

It should be recalled that apex court, on 20th April-2017, has ordered JIT probe of Sharif family in Panama leaks case. The head of departments will appoint members of JIT which will includes officials from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), State Bank (SB), Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while director-general level FIA officer will head the team. JIT will have jurisdiction to travel abroad for investigation.

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