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Hussain Nawaz pursues Supreme Court over JIT picture leak


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has requested the Supreme Court (SC) to form a commission led by a retired or serving judge to probe the leak of his JIT picture.

Hussain, through his counsel Khawaja Haris, also requested the top court to stop the joint investigation team — tasked to probe the ruling family’s offshore wealth — from recording videos during interrogation.

“The photograph released is aimed at disgracing the petitioner and is a infringement of his fundamental right to human dignity as guaranteed to him under Article 14 of the Constitution,” maintained the PM’s son.

The petition demanded the court “to direct the JIT members to immediately stop the video recording of its proceedings relating to recording of statements and investigation of witness etc and to constitute an independent commission headed by a retired or sitting judge of the apex court to inquire into the circumstances leading to the leaking of the petitioner’s photograph on social media and to identify the person or persons responsible for the same.”

Last week, a picture of the premier’s eldest son waiting for a session with the JIT at the Federal Judicial Academy went viral on social media with government voicing its reservations over the leak. In a statement, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Maryam Aurangzeb said the mode of operation of the leak and its publication was regrettable, demeaning and a breach of investigation rules.

However, the opposition in the National Assembly questioned the motives behind the photo leak of Hussain while being questioned about the Sharif family’s offshore assets, claiming it was a ‘deliberate move’ on behalf of the government.

JIT summoned PM elder son Hussain Nawaz fourth time

ISLAMABAD –  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif”s elder son Hussain made his fourth appearance before joint investigation team headed by additional director FIA Wajid Zia. JIT will continue to investigate regarding Mayfair flats. steels mill owned by Sharif family.

Yesterday, PM younger son Hassan Nawaz also appeared before investigation team and presented his point of view and documents. Panama scam JIT under the supervision of Supreme Court of Pakistan comprising SBF official Amir Aziz, DG NAB Balochistan Irfan Naeem Mangi, IB retired Brig Nauman Saeed and ISI official Brig Kamran Khurshid.

Talking to media Hussain Nawaz said that my family and me voluntarily decided to appear before JIT and response to their questions. Investigations will prove our innocence that we have done nothing illegal

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