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Published On:Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Panama Case Announced: Court Orders Formation Of JIT To Investigate PM

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s larger bench announces the much-awaited verdict of Panama Leaks Case against the ruling Sharif Family.
According to the judgement, the premier would not be disqualified and a JIT (Joint Investigation Team) would be formed to probe money trail of Sharif family. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Hassan and Hussain nawaz would appear before the JIT. Chairman NAB, FIA both failed to perform their duties – Supreme Court

The JIT would report to the court after every two weeks and would complete the proceedings in 60 days. The JIT would be including representatives from Intra Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Burueau. The JIT would start its proceedings in next seven days.
JIT would be headed by an official of Federal Investigations Agency. The final decision of supreme court would be based on the report finalized by JIT.
Three of the judges agreed to the judgement passed out by apex court whereas two judges Justice Asif Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed had a dissenting opinion, who wanted premier to be de-notified.
The judgement comprising of 540 pages was majorly authored by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan. Justice Asif Saeed and justice Gulzar Ahmed also had a dissenting opinion regarding formation of a JIT.
The judges observed that an investigation was still needed to probe money trail regarding Qatari investment.
It also stated that the chairman NAB was unable to perform his duties which led to the formation of Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
The judgement was announced by a five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan.

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