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Panama Papers case: JIT formally starts probe

Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Panama case has started working formally today, reported Waqt News.

The first meeting of JIT is underway in Judicial Academy, Islamabad.

All six officials of the team are present in the academy and has started probe on 13 unanswered questions of Panama Leaks.

The JIT was established by Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 20th.

Six-member team will investigate Panama Leaks thoroughly as top court has ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz to be present in front of JIT.

In its final verdict of Panama Leaks, five-member of largesr bench of the apex court stated that there are questions still unanswered henceforth officials from NAB, State Bank, SECP, ISI, MI and FIA will investigate it further.

The JIT is chaired by FIA official.

The five-judge bench, featuring Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, considered the evidence presented by opposition parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Watan Party and the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

In the 540-page verdict, the five-member bench, that was divided 3-2 over the decision, said that the NAB Chairman has failed to cooperate with the investigation, and the FIA has failed to curb white collar crimes, necessitating the formulation of the JIT.

The Supreme Court has asked the JIT to investigate the money trail issued by the Prime Minister. The team would include officials from the NAB, FIA, ISI, MI and the State Bank of Pakistan.

Justice Khosa announced the final verdict, which was written by Justice Ejaz, at SC’s Courtroom 1.

Two judges in the five-member bench had decided in favour of disqualifying the Prime Minister. 

(via Google News)