Supreme Court satisfied with JIT's progress in Panama case

Cheryl Sanders
May 23, 2017

But it must share a fortnightly report with the court.

Pakistan's top court has ordered the formation of a Joint Investigating Team to probe the Panama Papers leak which reveal that Nawaz Sharif lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies.

Mr. Sharif narrowly survived in three-two judgment in his favour in allegations of corruption in the Panama Papers case on April 20.

Without naming Pakistan, Trump said "every country must ensure that terrorists don't find any sanctuary on their lands", as Prime Minister Sharif listened in the audience. On actions taken against some of the social media activists, Imran stated that the government could not muzzle the voices and opinions of ordinary Pakistanis for speaking against the governance of the Nawaz government.

Imran lamented that criminal investigation was underway against a person and he went to Saudi Arabia as the prime minister of Pakistan, saying that nowhere in the world it happened that a criminal was the head of the government.

Both PML-N and PTI leaders have said that the case hearing should be open so that there are no doubts.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, while entering the court to attend the proceedings, had said they will decide on whether to ask the bench to order the JIT to release daily progress reports after examining the present 15-day report. Sources said the JIT has received the record of the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but the documents are unverified.

He said the turnaround in Pakistan both on the security and economic fronts, with the a year ago witnessing the lowest number of terrorist attacks in a decade, could bring about the desired results in countries afflicted with the scourge of terrorism. JIT will have jurisdiction to travel overseas for investigation.

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