Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court will conduct hearing of a petition today (Monday) filed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz raising objections over two members of Joint Investigation Team (JIT)- formed by the court to investigate the assets of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.


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The special bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Hassan will hear the case today.

Khawaja Haris will represent the prime minister’s son in the case before the special bench.

Hussain Nawaz has expressed reservations about Bilal Rasool, a representative of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and Ahmer Aziz, a representative of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Nawaz further added in the plea that two JIT members have links with former President of Pakistan General (R) Pervez Musharraf and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

On Sunday, Hussain Nawaz, the son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the JIT and recorded his statement for two hours.

“I was given only one day to respond to the JIT’s notice as I had received notice on Saturday in Lahore.” He added that he was not sent any questionnaire, but would record his statement with the probe team nevertheless. He was accompanied by his counsel Abdul Ghani.