Panama JIT report: SC reserves judgment

Panama JIT report: SC reserves judgment

Islamabad (Staff Report): The special implementation bench of the Supreme Court on Friday reserved its decision in the Panama Papers case after hearing arguments over the final report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). 

During the proceeding of the case, counsel for the PM’s children, Salman Akram Raja, completed his arguments on Friday. 

"We cannot even think of submitting false documents in apex court," said Raja.

The bench also ordered the production of volume 10 of the JIT report, observing Justice Azmat that they want to keep everything transparent. 

The bench asked the PM's counsel, Khawaja Harris, to examine specific sections of the volume.

At the time when the JIT report submitted its final report, Volume 10 of the report was kept confidential. The JIT had asked the SC not to make the volume public as it contained material related to ongoing international cooperation in the investigation against the Sharif family.

Later, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's lawyer began presenting his arguments before the bench.