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Picture Leak: SC Rejects Hussain Nawaz’s Plea for Constitution of JC

Islamabad (July 10, 2017): Supreme Court on Monday rejected Hussain Nawaz plea for constitution of judicial commission to probe into leaking of his picture of his appearance before the JIT.

The special implementation bench of the apex court resumed hearing of Panama Implementation case.

At the very outset of the hearing, presiding judge Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan said that the bench would hear picture leak issue at first.

During the hearing, Ejaz Afzal Khan said that the name of the person behind picture leak should be made public. The court ordered making his name public.

Regarding Hussain Nawaz’s plea, Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked the court had no power to constitute judicial commission. He added that there was no need to constitute judicial commission.

He added that if government intend to constitute commission it may proceed on it.

The court rejected the plea of Hussain Nawaz. However, it ordered to make public the name of the person behind picture leak.

Earlier, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing Sharif family’s offshore holding presented its report in Supreme Court.

At the outset of the hearing, Wajid Zia, head of the JIT, presented the report in the court.

Earlier, the JIT members reached SC amid strict security measures to present their report in the SC.

All the six members of the JIT reached SC from Federal Judicial Academy, in tight security arrangements.

It may be mentioned here that the JIT which ceased to exist at midnight Friday met yesterday at Federal Judicial Academy to finalize the report.

The security of JIT members has been beefed up.  The personnel of Rangers and police are providing security to the JIT members during their appearance before the Supreme Court

Earlier, the JIT has submitted three fifteen-day reports to the three-member bench supervising and monitoring the progress of the probe that JIT was tasked to carry out in Panama case.

The JIT had recorded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar, brother Shahbaz Sharif, chairman of  National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, and others including president of stat-run National Bank Saeed Ahmad, and head of Securities and Exchange Commission and others.

The sources said that Hudaibiya Paper Mills case was also a focus of the JIT  and it would be a part of the investigation report that it will present to the Supreme Court.

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