JIT members reach Supreme Court to submit final probe report

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ISLAMABAD: The members of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) have reached the Supreme Court to submit their final probe report before the special implementation bench. 

The investigators also brought with them documents in two cartons. Sources said the documents include three copies of the final probe report of the JIT.

Earlier, the JIT members held what could be their last session at the Federal Judicial Academy and reviewed the final report of their investigation.

The JIT, formed on May 5 in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment, was tasked to ascertain the money trail of the Sharif family-owned properties in Park Lane, London.

The members of the high-profile probe team were busy over the weekend preparing the report, according to sources.

The JIT is headed by Federal Investigation Agency Additional Director Wajid Zia, and includes State Bank of Pakistan’s Amer Aziz, Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s Bilal Rasool, Military Intelligence’s Brig Kamran Khursheed, Inter Services Intelligence’s Brig (Retd) Nauman Saeed and National Accountability Bureau’s Irfan Mangi.

All six members will be present in today’s session at the Supreme Court.

The special bench is headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and includes Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan.

The special bench is also expected to decide on Hussain Nawaz’s plea asking formation of a judicial commission to probe the leaking of his picture. The government, over the weekend, had submitted its response on the issue on the directions of the bench.

Moreover, the same bench will indict Senator Nehal Hashmi for contempt of court over his controversial remarks. The apex court had taken suo motu notice of Hashmi’s speech which went viral on May 31 wherein he threatened ‘those investigating the PM’s family’.