ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday while sending copies of the order sheet on Panama Papers allegations sought nominees from head of the six departments for the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) within seven days.
The departments including, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (M.I.) would be placed nominees before the judges in chambers for nomination and approval.
Supreme Court also sent copies to establishment and other concerned departments/litigants.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier majority judges of the Supreme Court five member bench ordered constitution of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to further probe the allegations with regard to Panama Papers case.
The three judges of the SC bench differed with the opinion of two other judges and directed for an appropriate probe in the case.
Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who headed the five judge bench, announced the reserved order over a set of petitions moved by Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf, Jammat i Islami and Awami Muslim League.
In the wake of majority’s decision, the Supreme Court issued direction to set up JIT to investigate and submit its report within 60 days about Panama Papers allegations.
Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan opted for formation of a JIT, to find answers to certain questions raised by them in this order. – APP
Story first published: 21st April 2017