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Shrouding mystery: Why is international world interested in volume 10?

1397/2/28 | 12:18
  An international firm has approached the Supreme Court to seek a copy of Volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the Panama Papers case for a final decision on the quantum of damages Pakistan may face over an international dispute with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, who took up the application filed by senior lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa on behalf of M/s Broadsheet LLC in his chambers on Thursday, asked the lawyer to submit additional documents, including the interim award granted by sole ...

Aliens in Politics: Would Shahbaz Sharif part ways with PML-N?

1397/2/22 | 12:18
  Soon after the SC-appointed JIT started questioning the Sharif family, the former PM concluded that the charges being framed against him could not be successfully defended in the courts. While he hired some of the best lawyers in the country the perception got strengthened with the passage of time.   After his disqualification by the SC, Nawaz Sharif decided to fight the charges politically. During the road march from Islamabad to Lahore, he accused the establishment and the courts of penalising him on account of grudge against ...

Would Rao Anwar be hanged?

1397/2/6 | 12:18
  five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court to probe into the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, has held former SSP Rao Anwar responsible for the murder of the tribal youth and declared it an ‘act of terrorism’. a senior member of the JIT confirmed that it had held Anwar responsible for the ‘extrajudicial killing’, besides declaring the incident an ‘act of terrorism’. He said the JIT report had also mentioned another report compiled by the DPO Bhawalpur who said two other people Muhammad Sabir ...

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

1397/1/23 | 12:18
  The accountability court, hearing the corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and family, was informed by JIT head Wajid Zia that the team issued summons to Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar prior to obtaining Robert Radley’s report or evidence stating that the former premier’s daughter was the beneficial owner of Avenfield apartments. During Zia’s cross-examination by Maryam Nawaz’s counsel, Amjad Parvez, the court was informed that the Supreme Court (SC) verdict of April 4 had directed former premier ...

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

1397/1/21 | 12:18
  Wajid Zia, the head of Panama Papers JIT, admitted before the Accountability Court on Monday that the source documents collected by the JIT have no evidential value in a court of law and most of the documents relating to Jable Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) regarding ex-Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, including his Iqama, were source documents. All the sources documents regarding FZE JAFZA in Panama Papers case were provided to the JIT by Guernica 37 International Justice Chamber, Wajid Zia said during his cross examination. It is ...

Nightmare of volume 10: What does volume X contains?

1397/1/14 | 12:18
  Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s defence counsel, Khawaja Harris, has requested the court to direct Wajid Zia, head of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), to unseal volume 10 of the JIT report. The volume, a part of the JIT report submitted by Zia’s team, was sealed on the orders of the Supreme Court earlier. The accountability court resumed the hearing of the Avenfield reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar. During the hearing, ...

Wajid Zia's revelations: What is backdoor deal?

1397/1/10 | 12:18
  oint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia revealed before an accountability court on Thursday that the Supreme Court’s implementation bench had conveyed a telephonic message through its deputy registrar when the JIT sought guidance from the bench after failing to reach a consensus over a Qatari royal’s letter. Zia revealed that the JIT members couldn’t develop a consensus over Qatari Prince Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani’s letter that confirmed the contents of his earlier letters submitted before the ...

Sharifs’ trial: JIT report may be treated as evidence

1397/1/2 | 12:18
  In a hint that the Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report may be treated as evidence, an accountability court judge has observed that the report cannot strictly be termed as a police investigation report, which is inadmissible in the court of law. It has yet to be decided which portion of JIT head Wajid Zia’s statement would be admissible and which would not be as the court has allowed Zia to continue recording statement while simultaneously allowing the defence counsel to continue raising objections, saying that all ...

Fascist goons of JI: Can Govt save Punjab University from JI terrorists?

1396/11/3 | 12:18
  Following a row of clashes between student groups at Punjab University (PU), members of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) held a sit-in outside the Vice Chancellor Dr Zakaria Zakar’s office on Monday morning demanding action against the rival group for sabotaging their annual festival.   The clash at PU grew violent as enraged students thrashed the Electrical Engineering Department and set a classroom on fire early Monday morning.   Offering us the worst of the both worlds, the IJT is a mixture of toxic Islamist ideology ...

Is the rise of Brelvism,a major threat to Wahabism in Pakistan?

1396/9/16 | 12:18
  Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) was used by Zia against liberals, leftists and pro-democracy students and faculty members in the universities and colleges of Punjab.   When IJT violated some of the stage directions, it was brought to heel through an armed wing of the MSF.   Jihadi networks were created, trained and armed to fight the Soviet army in Afghanistan and to act as Pakistan’s proxies after foreign troops had left.   They eventually turned into TTP. Pervez Musharraf provided patronage to organisations of Deobandi ...

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

1396/8/28 | 12:18
   The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, on Friday initiated the process to place ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and four of his family members on the Exit Control List (ECL). According to the NAB Isla¬mabad spokesman, the other members of the family who may face travel restriction are Mr Sharif’s sons Hussain and Hassan, daughter Mar¬yam and son-in-law retired Capt Mohammad Safdar. An accountability court had earlier declared Hussain and Hassan proclaimed offenders for skipping court proceedings in references pertaining ...

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

1396/8/23 | 12:18
  A suspect, who was arrested last month, reportedly confessed to his involvement in the assassination of prominent social activist Parveen Rehman and informed the Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) that local leaders of Awami National Party had hired Taliban militants to assassinate Rehman, it emerged on Sunday.   The police had arrested Amjad Hussain from Manghopir area on October 24 in connection with the murder of Rehman and registered a case against him under charges of 7-ATA (Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.)   Renowned social ...

Protecting terrorists: The double game of Intelligence bureau?

1396/7/5 | 12:18
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has been accused by one of its own spies of “protecting” terrorists.     A serving assistant sub-inspector of IB, ASI Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, has accused his senior officers of not taking action against terrorism suspects and filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) requesting it to refer the matter to the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for a thorough probe.     In the petition filed through his counsel Masroor Shah, Mr Shahzad has said he joined the IB in 2007 and ...

Volume X carries new evidence against Sharifs

1396/6/20 | 12:18
  The government received more than a dozen documentary files from six countries, which were clubbed by the National Accountability (NAB) with its four interim references filed against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday.   “Around 17 communications have been received from six countries -- these are actionable evidence (against the Sharifs)," a senior official of NAB confided to this correspondent. The Central Authority of Switzerland responded to two requests providing all details the Joint Investigation ...

Does Nawaz's ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

1396/5/8 | 12:18
  The ousting of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left a power vacuum at the top of the nuclear-armed country, yet experts say that in the long run it is unlikely to be destabilising.     Nawaz’s disqualification Friday by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations denies him the chance of becoming the country’s first prime minister to complete a full five-year term.   Yet despite the country’s history of military rule, power will likely remain within the hands of a civilian government — and probably ...

Why Nawaz Sharif is axed: The complete picture you need to know

1396/5/7 | 12:18
The Supreme Court of Pakistan constituted a five member bench to make a decision on the Panama Paper leaks and whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family were eligible for government offices. Today, the bench released its final decision on the subject after a 60-day investigation from the SC appointed JIT. It is now public knowledge that the decision came against the Sharif family. Members of the family have been disqualified and Nawaz Sharif has been forced to relinquish his office as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. However, there’s ...

The story which led to Nawaz Sharif's disqualification

1396/5/7 | 12:18
  What culminated yesterday in disqualification of Nawaz Sharif started on April 4, 2016, when The News in collaboration with International Centre for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) and German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung exposed hundreds of Pakistani politicians, businessmen, bankers as well as judges having offshore companies.     The findings were based on a year-long investigation of The News that obtained access to the otherwise best-kept secrets of the world.     Our correspondent, Umar Cheema, who is ...

Panama Case verdict: Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

1396/5/6 | 12:18
A five-judge Supreme Court bench has declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to rule in the much-awaited verdict in the Panamagate case. According to ARY Islamabad Bureau Chief Sabir Chief, the apex court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in its historic judgement. The court also ordered  that all cases of the Sharif family including PM Nawaz Sharif be referred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announced the judgement. Justice Khosa is the same judge who had given ...

Saudi Arabia, India or the US – who is conspiring against Nawaz Sharif and why?

1396/5/5 | 12:18
  At the beginning of this month, the government found itself in something of a pickle. Regardless of a dubious WhatsApp call fiasco and alleged political proclivities of the joint investigation team (JIT) members, the Sharifs had failed miserably in elucidating a tangible money trail for their opulent assets abroad.      To truly offset the velocity of the storm they faced, they would have to counter attack with something far more potent and invidious – something powerful enough to offset the damning reality of their inconclusive ...

Shafaqna Exclusive: What is inside the classified Volume 10 of the JIT report?

1396/4/30 | 12:18
The Supreme Court (SC) today opened Volume X of the joint investigation team's (JIT) report, which was earlier marked "confidential", also providing a copy of the chapter to Nawaz Sharif's lawyer Khawaja Harris. The JIT, tasked with investigating allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family, submitted its report to the SC on July 10. Volume X of the report, titled "Mutual Legal Assistance Requests ─ Ongoing", is related to JIT's international correspondence and the documents obtained from foreign countries during the investigation.   In ...

JIT law firm is ‘one man show’

1396/4/29 | 12:18
  Head of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia has said that he chose to hire services of his cousin Akhtar Raja because of his professionalism and the repute of his company but an investigation shows that Akhtar Raja’s Quist Solicitors is only a one-man show and accounts of the law firm look in poor shape.    It has been alleged that Wajid Zia favoured his cousin Akhtar Riaz Raja by giving him work in the UK while hiding the fact that his cousin’s law firm has been making losses and never carried out any financial ...

Hanging fate: What is better choice for PM, NAB or Court’s verdict?

1396/4/29 | 12:18
  The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel point-blank whether the judges should form their own opinion over the concealment of facts by his client or refer the matter to an accountability court.     Legal experts believe that by making up their own mind, the top court could be moving towards the possibility of disqualifying the prime minister by invoking Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.     In its April 20 judgement, a five-judge Supreme Court bench had held that ...

Confession of Saudia Iqama: Is Nawaz Sharif has been screwed?

1396/4/28 | 12:18
  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was issued an Iqama(residence permit) by the UAE government for being the chairman of the board of Capital FZE, an offshore firm exposed by the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked to probe the Sharif family’s offshore wealth, the premier’s counsel accepted on Tuesday.     “Hassan Nawaz [PM’s son] was the owner of Capital FZE and PM Nawaz was only designated as Chairman of the Board of this offshore company but he did not receive any salary,” Khawaja Haris told the apex court’s ...

An inside informer to JIT: Who betrayed Sharif family?

1396/4/28 | 12:18
  A cabinet minister handed over the documents which alleges Sharif family’s possession of assets beyond their known sources of income to the Joint Investigation Team, a senior journalist has claimed.     Speaking in a talk show, journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir said a member of the Sharif family provided information and documents allegedly pertaining to their offshore companies to the JIT team.   “An insider is involved in this. The documents have been provided by someone from the Sharif family. A cabinet ...

End of Panamagate: All stage set to disqualify PM

1396/4/27 | 12:18
  As the Supreme Court (SC) resumed hearing the Panama Papers case on Monday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and the Sharif family's lawyers submitted separate objections to the "damning" final report of the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family.     In the objections filed before the SC, the Sharif family and the finance minister rejected the JIT report and argued that the team had exceeded its mandate.       The bench heard arguments from lawyers ...

JIT Report: Top 10 legal minds on what next

1396/4/26 | 12:18
  As the country awaits the result of Joint Investigation Team’s report on the assets of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s family after it has been furnished with the Supreme Court Implementation Bench, senior legal minds differ on the procedure to be adopted next.   Some are of view that the Implementation Bench will examine the JIT report, issue notices to the parties and decide the case, while a few say the report is for the satisfaction of judges only and they can decide on their own after the report comes before them.   Some ...

A wind of change: Pakistan towards a corruption free state

1396/4/26 | 12:18
  The joint investigation team (JIT) looking into the Panama Papers case has recommended reopening five cases decided by the Lahore High Court (LHC), eight investigations and two inquiries against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.     Of these 15 cases, three were registered during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of the PPP and 12 were prepared during the Musharraf regime, soon after Gen Musharraf toppled the Sharif government in the October 1999 military coup.     The case regarding the Sharif family’s four London apartments ...

Is Ch.Nisar happy over PM’s indictment?

1396/4/25 | 12:18
When it came to extend all support to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PML-N parliamentary party meeting on Friday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was conspicuous by his brief appearance and a sour speech. The meeting was called at the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss the party’s reaction to the joint investigation team (JIT) report, submitted to the Supreme Court bench, and the future strategy of the party to deal with the opposition’s demands for the PM’s resignation. PM Nawaz Sharif chaired the meeting.     According ...

A tainted PM: Hanging sword of disqualification on Sharif’s family

1396/4/24 | 12:18
  Up till now the opposition has been unanimous in its demands that the Prime Minister step down.   With most media houses and commentators joining this call, the demands have gotten pretty deafening – but Nawaz Sharif has stood firm. The opposition’s bold proclamations that the Prime Minister will be gone by the end of the week seem premature now.     Other parties have also joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ministers in defending the premiership. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman ...

PM trapped: What is that evidence that alone can send Nawaz Sharif packing?

1396/4/23 | 12:18
  The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which submitted a damning report on the offshore assets of the Sharif family on Monday, has come up with some crucial evidence which might be sufficient to send Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing.     The six-member probe team has submitted a key document to confirm that Sharif was employed with the Capital FZE as its board chairman from August 6, 2006 to April 20, 2014.   The document – a letter from Shehab Sultan Mesmar of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) dated July 4 – ...

Would PML-N reject minus Nawaz formula?

1396/4/22 | 12:18
  The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has made it clear that it will not accept the minus-Nawaz Sharif formula and will take on the opposition with stern answer on its malicious campaign against the government and the prime minister.     It has been decided that no heed would be paid to the demand made by the opposition for quitting of the prime minister and assemblies. No formula would even be considered where Nawaz Sharif is targeted. It was observed that an attempt was being made to bring a judicial 58-2(B).     The ...

Use of Calibri: Will a font send Pakistan's first family to prison?

1396/4/22 | 12:18
The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the ruling Sharif family's financial history may have found many 'anomalies' in the respondents' statements; but none quite captured the public imagination like the fact that key documents submitted by Maryam Nawaz were found to be 'faked' — given away by their use of the Calibri font.     The font is playing a pivotal role as investigators continue to ask questions to the family members of embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over their illegal offshore properties flagged in the Panama ...

From JIT to NAB: A question mark on PML-N's political career

1396/4/21 | 12:18
  The JIT has submitted its report and the court will hold its next hearing on Monday.      The JIT appears to have recommended that the matter be turned over to the National Accountability Bureau for further proceedings. But the JIT has no legal power to enforce its own recommendations; it is the Supreme Court that will have to make a decision whether to turn the matter over to NAB or indeed whether Mr Sharif can be immediately disqualified.   The JIT is sufficiently concerned about the evident disparities regarding ...

Post JIT: Is Nawaz Sharif mulling to resign?

1396/4/21 | 12:18
  Top PML-N officials met at PM House on Tuesday to discuss the party's legal and political strategy following the submission to the apex court of a damning inquiry report probing the Sharif family's wealth a day earlier.       The 'unofficial' meeting was held to review the Supreme Court-sanctioned joint investigation team's report, according to DawnNews. Sources said the PML-N's legal team briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the JIT report. Participants of the meeting also discussed points of argument regarding ...

JIT report submitted: What is inside the bag?

1396/4/20 | 12:18
  Finally the much awaited JIT report has been submitted to Supreme Court yesterday and now all eyes are on Supreme Court.   Some are of the view that the implementation bench will examine the JIT’s report, issue notices to the parties and decide the case, while a few say that the JIT report is for the satisfaction of the judges only and they can decide at their own after the report comes before them.     Some senior lawyers and legal minds were of the view that implementation bench will send the JIT report to the ...

JIT report: Did establishment save Nawaz Sharif once again?

1396/4/20 | 12:18
While answering 13 questions raised by the Panama Bench of the Supreme Court, the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has not held Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responsible of any wrongdoing, it is learnt from the sources close to the JIT.     The JIT has cast some doubts about the prime minister in absence of any reasonable evidence but at no place has held the Prime Minister responsible of doing any illegal thing.     The JIT in its final report while giving its findings about question 5 has declared that the Sharif ...

DAWN | Sharif family's lifestyle doesn't match their income, observes JIT

1396/4/19 | 12:18
  Noting that the Sharif family’s lifestyle does not match their income, the joint investigation team (JIT) probing their offshore assets has recommended filing of reference against PM Nawaz Sharif and his sons with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Members of the high-powered JIT submitted on Monday its fourth and final, 254-page report to the apex court. “Failure on the part of all Respondents to produce the requisite information confirming “known sources of income’ is prima facie tantamount to not being ablento justify ...

Smelling the rat: Can Qatari Prince save Nawaz Sharif?

1396/4/19 | 12:18
  Ina reply to the JIT letter, the prince has made it clear that he does not recognise the jurisdiction of Pakistani laws and courts, and that the JIT asserting otherwise was “inappropriate”.   For a citizen of a sovereign nation to state that he does not accept the laws of another country is entirely uncontroversial. Quite why it was thought that Prince Al-Thani could be pressurised in this way is inexplicable.   The prince did reiterate his willingness to be questioned in his palace and the JIT now has to decide if ...

Tampering proved: Who asked Chairman SECP to change the Sharif family’s record?

1396/4/19 | 12:18
In a major development, a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team has found the chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) guilty of tampering records of the companies owned by the Sharif family, and recommended registration of an FIR against him.     On June 19, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court – headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan – had directed the FIA director general to launch an inquiry into the allegations by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that the SECP had tampered with the records ...

SUCH TV | Qatari Prince refutes accepting jurisdiction off Pakistani laws as JIT gears up to submit final report

1396/4/17 | 12:18
Days before the Joint Investigation Team is scheduled to complete its rigorous probe, Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani has clarified that he did not accept the jurisdiction of Pakistani laws and courts.   In the latest letter written to the six-member Joint Investigation Team tasked to probe offshore assets of Sharif family, the prince categorically rejected JIT’s contention of applying jurisdiction of Pakistani laws and court on him.   The letter which was submitted to the JIT through e-mail and fax on Thursday ...

Shooting the messenger: Has JIT tightened the noose around Prime Minister?

1396/4/16 | 12:18
  The prime minister's elder son, Hussain Nawaz, while speaking to the media after being questioned by a Supreme Court-sanctioned joint investigation team (JIT) probing his family's business dealings abroad, warned investigators against using 'unconstitutional means' to gather evidence, and insisted that no evidence of wrongdoing by his family could be found.     After his sixth question-and-answer session with the investigators, Hussain appeared frustrated at being called repeatedly to answer allegations, insisting that "these ...

Maryam before JIT: Is PML-N deliberately degrading PM’s family?

1396/4/15 | 12:18
    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said that she will turn out to be her father’s strength rather than weakness.     “If you target Nawaz Sharif’s daughter just because she’s the daughter of the prime minister, she’ll fight back,” Maryam told reporters outside the Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad, following her appearance before the high-powered joint investigation team (JIT).   “If someone says I will make them [ruling family] cry, they should know only God can make someone subdue ...

Why Qatri prince is dragging his foot from JIT probe?

1396/4/14 | 12:18
  For the third time, Qatari Prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani has refused to visit the Pakistan Embassy to record his statement in Panama Leaks case.   Sources told that the prince has asked the authorities to come to his house if they want to record his statement for the panama case.       According to Qatari sources, no witness can record the statement in such circumstances which appeared after the leaked photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son, while he was being questioned by JIT at the Judicial ...

Who’s drafting Panama JIT reports?

1396/4/12 | 12:18
   A source related to banking, who has close association with one of the members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case, confirmed to this scribe that majority of the JIT members were not even given the time to go through the documents which were being submitted before the apex court by the JIT and they were only asked to sign them at the eleventh hour.     Not only this, documentary evidence and two latest proof surfaced have shown beyond an iota of doubt that even the controversial complaint ...

JIT report: Would minus Nawaz formula work?

1396/4/12 | 12:18
    The powerful six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with probing the business dealings of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons abroad is entering a crucial stage, with the investigation heading towards conclusion.     JIT was in the process of winding up the probe by next week, after which it would finish compiling the final investigation report by the second week of July before it was submitted to the apex court by the July 10 deadline.     On Saturday, the JIT in its meeting reviewed ...

In a fix: Can Maryam Nawaz face JIT?

1396/4/11 | 12:18
  The Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz on July 5.   According to sources, the premier's elder son Hussain Nawaz has been summoned on July 4 and his younger brother, Hasan, on July 3.    The PML-N appears to be simultaneously arguing that the daughter of the prime minister is capable enough to succeed her father as the leader of the party, and perhaps the country one day, and needs to be shielded from answering questions by a legally constituted ...

Tempering proved: The last nail in Nawaz Sharif’s coffin

1396/4/10 | 12:18
  In what could be a real setback to Sharifs in the on-going Panama case investigations, the JIT’s allegation regarding record tampering and backdated noting and signing of SECP’s 2013 documents of Chaudhary Sugar Mills probe in 2016 have been proved correct, it is learnt.     Informed sources said that heads may roll as the SECP officials though confirm that the probe against Sharifs’ sugar mills was actually dropped in 2013, in one of the two files of the SECP on the subject the entry of the closure of the Chaudhry ...

Was the Panama JIT hijacked before its constitution?

1396/4/6 | 12:18
  The Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT)'s work has exposed its own reality as its recent report shared with the SC shows that someone has started work for the JIT even before its setting up by the Supreme Court.­­     Who is running the show on behalf of the JIT is not yet officially known, but the JIT complaint regarding obstructions being created in its functioning submitted on June 12 revealed some unbelievable facts about JIT's pre-birth work.     JIT documents reveal that the team members monitored comments ...

The Inside game: Would Capt (R) Safdar become an approver in Panama case?

1396/4/6 | 12:18
  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law Captain Safdar reached the Federal Judicial Academy on Saturday to present himself before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case.     PML-N leader Anjum Iqbal met the prime minister's son outside the JIT's secretariat, while a number of PML-N supporters gathered outside the academy in Captain Safdar's support. In a related development, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notified the names of three officers who will look into the JIT's allegation that ...

Agencies face off: Is IB and MI are face to on Panama JIT?

1396/4/2 | 12:18
  Civilian intelligence-gathering networks deployed against the JIT; military intelligence-gathering networks deployed against the civilian leadership; and a vast dossier compiled on the media, witnesses before the JIT and sundry citizens.     While the Supreme Court has rightly chastised the Intelligence Bureau for its unwelcome, arguably intimidatory surveillance of the JIT, the role of the military intelligence agencies has escaped meaningful censure so far.     From Mehrangate to the JIT, the military-led intelligence ...