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Sharif family submits response in SC, says JIT exceeded mandate

Source: Geo • 2 months ago
Sharif family rejects the JIT report and claims the investigators worked beyond their mandate

ISLAMABAD: The Sharif family on Monday submitted its objections on the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report to the apex court. 

The Sharif family's reply, submitted ahead of the hearing, states that the Sharif family rejects the JIT report and claims the investigators worked beyond their original mandate of answering 13 questions by the Supreme Court. 

The response pleads that the report be rejected by the three-member special bench. 

The response also terms the JIT biased, saying they also had objections over the JIT members. 

At every moment the JIT developed a final opinion, it claims further. 

The response also accuses the JIT of not making appropriate inquiries from those that provided it with evidence.  

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, one of the respondents in the case, also submitted his reply — raising objections to the JIT report — to the court.

The Panama case JIT, formed in light of the apex court’s April 20 judgment to probe the Sharif family’s money trail, submitted its 60-day investigation report to the court on July 10.

The report highlighted the failure of the Sharif family to provide a money trail for its London apartments and claimed the prime minister and his children own assets beyond their known sources of income.

Following the report's submission, the special bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, issued notices to all parties to submit their responses.