Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top court on Friday constituted a six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the charges against PM Nawaz and his children in Panama case.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia will head the JIT that includes Amir Aziz from State Bank, Irfan Naeem Mangi from National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Brig Nauman Saeed from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Brig Kamran Khurshid from Military Intelligence (MI), and Bilal Rasool from Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

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The apex court has already constituted a special bench headed by Justice Aijaz Afzal to monitor the JIT. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan are the other members on the bench.

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The JIT will be overseeing the implementation of the Panama case verdict.

It has been directed to commence and complete the investigation pursuant to the SC’s order on the Panama case dated April 20, 2017. It also has to submit a progress report on a fortnightly basis to the bench.

The next hearing has been scheduled for May 22, 2017, in line with these requirements.

The Interior Ministry has been directed to ensure security of JIT members, who will be provided with office in Judicial Academy besides accommodation and other facilities.