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SC Adjourns Hearing of Panama Implementation Case till Monday

Islamabad (July 10, 2017): Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of Panama Implementation case by next Monday.

Earlier, the special implementation bench of the apex court resumed hearing of the Panama case.

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

During the course of hearing the court took strong exception of news reports appearing in an English daily.

Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked that the new reports of the newspapers were clearly contempt of the court.

The court issued notice to the publisher of the newspapers and reporters directing them to submit reply within a week.

The court also took notice of the conceived threats of the different federal ministers and PML-N leaders including Special Assistant to Prime Minister Asif Kirmani, MNA Talal Chaudhry and Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique and others.

The court directed Attorney General for Pakistan to submit the transcripts of speeches of Talal Chaudhry, Saad Rafique and Asif Kirmani in the court.

The JIT’s final report is comprised 10 volumes.

The head of JIT pleaded the court not to make public the volume 10 of the report.

The court directed the Registrar Office to provide the JIT report’s copies to the parties concerned and AGP.

The court said that the JIT members would go back to their parent departments and would discharge their duties freely. The court said that if the JIT members or their families are targeted, they should approached the Supreme Court.

The court asked the counsels of the parties to advance arguments in next date of hearing after going through the report of the JIT.

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 provided security to the JIT members during their appearance before the Supreme Court

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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