Panama Case: Bench says no extra time for JIT probe

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that formed to probe money trail and Sharif Family’s offshore wealth has submitted its first 15-day report on Monday to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reported.

The fortnightly report was presented in two sections to the bench. However, the content of the report was not shared with media.

Three-member special bench – headed by Justice Ijaz Afzal – reviewed the progress made by the team on implementation of the orders issued by the apex court.

The initial phase of the JIT probe dealt with ascertaining all important records related to the case from the concerned departments.

Justice Ijaz Afzal directed Additional Director General (Immigration) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia who is heading JIT,  to complete the probe within the prescribed time frame of 60 days. He also directed him to indicate hindrances, if any,  by concerned institutions in progress of the probe by notifying the special bench about obstacles and concerned authorities [in case of non-cooperation].

 “We will not allow extra time under any circumstances”, Justice Sheikh Azmat told the JIT head.

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