Hussain Nawaz’s petition against JIT rejected

Hussain Nawaz’s petition against JIT rejected

Islamabad (Staff Report): Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has rejected a petition filed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz, expressing concerns over two members of SC-formed Joint Investigation Team (JIT), tasked to investigate Sharif family’s offshore properties.

Hussain had filed a plea in the apex court, requesting to allow him to get assistance of his counsel during Panama case investigation.

A three-member special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the case.

Husain's counsel Khawaja Haris argued before the bench that the behaviour of two members of the JIT been "abusive".

Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan ordered the JIT to continue with its proceedings and operate within its jurisdiction.

The judge said that the two members of the JIT who have been '"targeted" by Hussain in his application are experts in white-collar crime.

"We will not change any members of the JIT, nor will we prevent someone from doing their work," he remarked.