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Panama Leaks Verdict: Supreme Court Orders JIT to Probe Prime Minister and Family

Supreme court larger bench has delivered verdict in the historic Panama Leaks case saying a Joint Investigating Team to be formed to probe matter further. “How was the money transferred to Qatar, needs to be investigated”, said the judgment.

The judgment said DG FIA was unable to curb white color crime. It further said, Chairman NAB was unwilling to investigate the matter that is why the court setup a Joint Investigating Team.

The court ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain to appear before the JIT. The JIT will deliver its report every two weeks to supreme court.

The JIT will consist of FIA, NAB, SECP, State Bank, ISI and MI and it will complete its investigation in 60 days.

It was a split decision with two judges, Justice Gulzar and Justice Khosa were in favour of de-notifying the prime minister while three judges believed prime minister should appear before the JIT to ascertain his role in the Panama case.

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