Supreme Court orders JIT to submit final report till July 10

Supreme Court orders JIT to submit final report till July 10

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court to probe money trail of the Sharif family under Panama case verdict, submitted its third and second-last fortnight inquiry report in the apex court on Thursday.

A three-judge implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan reviewed the report.

After reviewing the report, Justice Ahsan asked JIT head Wajid Zia whether government institutions were cooperating with the team or not.

To this, Zia said that Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had given the details and relevant record, adding that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was reluctant to do this.

JIT head Wajid Zia said the probe body wrote three letters to the revenue board, asking whether the record was not submitted by the Sharifs or if it was stolen from the FBR office, but no reply was received.

Expressing serious concern and indignation, the top court bench observed that it was a clear case of defiance shown by the institution. “Does this mean the record has been stolen?” asked Justice Ijazul Ahsan, observing that the court may summon FBR head if record was not provided.

Another member of the bench, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, observed that the ‘foot-dragging’ would not go in favour of the ruling family.

“No foot dragging. We are at the last scratch of the investigation. Our patience is running out,” Justice Azmat asked the AGP.