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Meeting ongoing at PM house after JIT’s first hearing: sources

ISLAMABAD: An advisory meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is under way at the PM House, said sources.

Legal experts are briefing the attendees after the Supreme Court held the first hearing over the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The reply submitted by the prime minister’s legal team is also being discussed, added sources.

The meeting is being attended by the top leadership of PLM-N, ministers and advisers.

Further course of action, after the opposition’s submitted their reply, is also under discussion.

Earlier, the apex court held proceedings of the Panama Papers case following the submission of the JIT report on July 10.

The Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had also earlier submitted their objections on the JIT report to the court.

The 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 issued notices to all parties to submit their responses.