Pakistan News Service

Wednesday Dec 13, 2017, Rabi-al-awwal 24, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Tribune Corner -> News Details

JIT report unreliable and misleading: Nawaz Sharif senior counsel

18 July, 2017

  Related News  
Five civilians injured in AJK by Indian troops unprovoked shelling
Pak Army announced Operation Khyber-4 RuF in Khyber Agency
  More on this View All

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's senior counsel Khawaja Harris resumed his arguments in the Panama Papers case on Tuesday before the Supreme Court bench, objecting to the findings of the joint investigation team's (JIT) report, which he called "unreliable" and "misleading".

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, resumed the Panamagate case hearings on Monday after nearly two months.

During the lawyer's arguments, Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that the PM, despite being given the opportunity, did not “give us anything”, DawnNews reported.

“He [Nawaz sharif] was asked about his speech, but he did not answer [...] when he was asked about the London flats, he said that he did not know," said the judge.

"Don't accept, don't reveal — that seems to be the thinking,” said Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
A day earlier

On Monday, Harris submitted documents on behalf of his client and his family containing objections to the final report of the JIT, asking the SC to throw out the report.

The legal team of the Sharif family raised questions about the allegiances of the JIT investigators, their conduct, the way the evidence was collected and the report’s findings. The JIT was also accused of exceeding its mandate and a request was made to make Volume X of the report available to the prime minister.

Presenting his statement before the bench, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) lead counsel Naeem Bokhari had requested that PM Nawaz Sharif should be asked to come to the court for questioning. During his arguments, Bokhari highlighted several findings of the JIT report that he said "incriminate" the Sharif family.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites