SC allows NAB to quiz JIT members

The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to record statements of members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), who probed into offshore businesses of the Sharif family.

The top graft watchdog had submitted an application to Justice Ijazul Ahsan, seeking permission to record statements of the six members of the JIT, which it said was essential to finalise corruption references against the Sharif family.

Justice Ahsan has been appointed by the chief justice to supervise and monitor the implementation of the apex court verdict in the Panamagate case.

In this regard, the Supreme Court Registrar Office has written a letter to JIT head Wajid Zia, instructing him that the JIT members should record their statements before NAB in order to ensure that all legal requirements and formalities are fulfilled.

“I am directed to state that while considering the request of NAB dated August 19, the Hon’able monitoring judge of this court has been pleased to direct that in order to ensure that all legal requirements and formalities are fulfilled and to avoid any possible lacuna that may damage the case, let the head of the JIT and any other concern member who had collected the relevant evidence … record their statements before NAB,” reads the letter

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