JIT will submit its 2nd report today in Supreme Court

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Islamabad: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing Panama scam will submit its interim report to the Supreme Court today.

The Supreme Court bench made on May 2 to monitor the JIT’s work in light of the apex court’s April 20 verdict  is headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprises Justices Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Ejaz ul Ahsan.

In its judgment in the Panama case, the court had given the JIT 60 days to complete its probe and ordered for submission of fortnightly progress reports. The bench had finalised the JIT members on May 6.

On May 22, the JIT had submitted its first progress report, for which the bench had expressed its satisfaction and allowed the high-profile probe team to continue its investigation. During that hearing, a request by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to make the report public was rejected by the court, which observed that it will do so when it deems necessary.

During today’s hearing, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia, who is heading the JIT, will submit the progress report to the bench. Other JIT members are also expected to be present at the proceedings.

 

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