Two JIT members are politically aligned: Hussain Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: A special bench of the Supreme Court has fixed for hearing a plea by one of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons, who has expressed his reservations over two members of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing offshore properties of ruling family in line with apex court’s Panamagate verdict.

The three-judge special bench will take up on May 29 Hussain Nawaz’s plea, objecting to Amer Aziz and Bilal Rasool, who respectively represent the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in the six-member JIT.

The judges included in the bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsen, were the ones who wrote the majority verdict in Panamagate case, and ordered formation of the JIT comprising one official each from six different institutions.

“We received applications of Hussain Nawaz Sharif, expressing reservations over two members of the JIT, namely Bilal Rasool and Amer Aziz.

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