Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Two of the additional directors of Federal Investigative Agency went on leave on Wednesday, it has been learnt.

The officials ADG Captain (retired) Ahmed Lateef and ADG Doctor Shafeeq cited medical reasons to take leave from office but the development is crucial as the Joint Investigation Team ordered by the apex court in its Panama verdict is to be headed by the additional director of the agency.

Sources privy to the agency are of the opinion that Wajid Zia is likely to head the multi-member JIT as he is the only ADG in the department after his colleagues took leave from office.

In addition to representatives of FIA, member from Intra Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, State Bank and NAB would also be part of the JIT tasked to probe money trail of Sharif family.

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The JIT will present its report to the Supreme Court fortnightly and would be completing the proceedings in sixty days after which a final decision would be made by the apex court whether to disqualify the premier or not.

It bears mentioning that the coalesced opposition has already called for the resignation of premier Nawaz Sharif following the Panama verdict that kept Pakistani’s glued to the screens on Thursday.