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JIT recommends filing reference towards PM, his sons in Panamagate scandal

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Group (JIT), formed to probe the money trail of ruling Sharif family’s offshore properties, submitted its fourth and supreme report to the Easiest Court docket docket these days and it advisable the apex court to file reference towards the highest minister and his two sons under NAB Ordinance, 


“PM’s sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz failed to offer abundant evidence throughout the offshore companies allegations towards them.”

The probe body moreover advisable the court that National Responsibility Bureau (NAB) should get started up inquiry towards PM and his two sons along with Maryam Nawaz.


 Three-judge bench, headed via Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, took up the Panama Papers implementation case and adjourned the taking note of till next Monday to check out the lengthy inquiry record.

The Panama JIT folks arrived at the court amid tight protection along with a box believed to be containing the investigation record and evidences collected via them all over 60-day long investigation.


The six-member investigation workforce, led via Deputy Director Customary FIA Wajid Zia, was once given sixty days to complete the obligation.

Informing the court, Mr. Zia requested that volume-10 of the JIT record should not be made public as it contained evidences that would possibly have the same opinion in more probe throughout the Panamagate scandal.

The workforce held a lot of categories at Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad all over which Hussain Nawaz, elder son of the Most sensible Minister, seemed previous than it for six events; Most sensible Minister’s younger son Hassan Nawaz 3 times and his daughter Maryam Nawaz once.

Most sensible Minister Nawaz Sharif himself seemed previous than the JIT on 15th of ultimate month and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif seemed on the 17th.

 The SC moreover ordered protection to JIT folks and their families in view of protection chance.


The apex court moreover issued contempt understand to the Jang Personnel for ‘misleading’ knowledge story on Panama leaks.

The SC served contempt understand on Jang Personnel owner Mir Shakilur Rehman, Author Mir Javedur Rehman and reporter Ahmed Noorani who filed the record.

The court asked the respondents to file their replies inside of of 7 days.

Here is a screenshot of questions that the aforementioned reporter published in his latest record along with answers to these queries citing his “belongings” confided with JIT record finding.



Govt ‘not to accept’ JIT record?

The government has already discussed that it could not accept the investigation record in absence of the statement of former Qatari Most sensible Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani who is the one coverage witness throughout the money laundering case towards Sharif family.

Be informed: Panama Papers – How it all started

Then again, the entire opposition is keeping up Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) answerable for failure to make Qatari prince appear previous than the JIT.

The record come with the details of grilling categories with folks of Sharif family along with the statements of Most sensible Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, children Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz Sharif, son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar, cousin Tariq Shafi, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, besides other similar witnesses.

What analysts say?

The analysts are of the opinion that the investigation hinges on money trails for the Park Lane apartments along with Rehman Malik’s investigation on the topic once more in 1990s. Malik served Federal Investigation Corporate (FIA) as Additional Director Customary in 1990s and a money laundering probe towards Most sensible Minister Nawaz Sharif was once carried out under his supervision once more in 1994-95.


 The apex court had offered formation of the joint investigation workforce throughout the anxiously-awaited verdict of the Panama Papers case on April 20 to probe offshore properties of Most sensible Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa offered the verdict while giving 60 days of time to the JIT for investigation.

The probing workforce contains officials of National Responsibility Bureau, Federal Investigation Corporate (FIA), Securities and Change Charge of Pakistan (SECP), State Monetary establishment of Pakistan, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI), headed via Additional Director Customary FIA Wajid Zia.


Previously, Qatari Prince Hamad bin Jassim refused to appear previous than the JIT formed in compliance with the absolute best court’s verdict on April 20, who asked the probing workforce to shuttle Doha as a substitute for his statement.

The prince had persistently maintained his stance and contended that he would possibly not be subjected to an investigation via Pakistani institutions since he holds a out of the country nationality.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had introduced two letters in the course of the Qatari prince throughout the Easiest Court docket docket of Pakistan to end up the money trail of London properties.

The JIT reportedly wrote to Sheikh Al-Thani 3 times, and the former Qatari best minster spoke back in writing. Assets said there were permutations over the issue of jurisdiction; the JIT wanted him to testify him throughout the territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan and offered to host him in Pakistan or record his statement at the Pakistani embassy at Doha.

Then again, he reportedly refused to achieve at Pakistan’s embassy in Qatar.


An FIA workforce tasked to probe Panama JIT’s allegations about tampering with the information of the Sharif family’s companies had found out Securities & Change Charge of Pakistan (SECP) chairman responsible of record tampering.

A four-member FIA workforce constituted in the course of the Easiest Court docket docket to appear into the allegations in the course of the JIT probing money laundering charges towards the Sharif family, proved the record tampering.

The workforce had submitted its record throughout the apex court, which found out chairman Zafar Hijazi responsible of record tampering and advisable jail movement towards him and two of his subordinates – Ali Azeem and Maheen Fatima – under Section  466, 472, PPC be told with 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) 1947.

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