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Ishaq Dar Appears Before Panama JIT

Islamabad (July 3, 2017): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing Sharif family’s offshore holdings.

The JIT is questioning Dar at Federal Judicial Academy (FJA). Earlier, Dar reached FJA along with Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

This is the first appearance before the committee.

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The meeting of the JIT headed by Wajid Zia, additional director general of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA),  is underway at FJA. All the six member of the team are participating in the meeting.

Earlier, the JIT questioned Hassan Nawaz for about three hours.

Hassan was accompanied by Special Assistant to Prime Minister  Asif Kirmani and other PML-N leader to FJA.

A number of PML-N workers and supporters gathered near FJA to express solidarity with Hassan Nawaz. Police did not allow PML-N MNA Tahira Aurangzaib to go to FJA and stopped her near the Academy.

This was third appearance of Hassan before the team. The JIT has also summoned the Prime Minister’s younger son Hassan Nawaz to appear before it today. This will be Hassan Nawaz’s third appearance before the JIT.

The PM’s other children, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz are also scheduled to appear before the JIT this week. Hussain Nawaz will be appearing before the team for the sixth time.  On July 5, Maryam Nawaz will appear before the JIT for the first time.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister’s cousin Tariq Shafi appeared before the team to respond the members questions about Gulf Steel owned by Shairf family.

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