SC rejects opposition’s plea to disqualify PM in panama papers case-Joint Investigation Team to probe the matter
Pronouncing reserved judgment of the five member bench, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the JIT should be finalized within seven days
The five member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announced its reserved judgment in the case in Islamabad. The court ordered constitution of a Joint Investigation Team comprising members from Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan, ISI and Military Intelligence. The heads of these departments and institutions would recommend the names of their nominees for the JIT within seven days. The JIT shall investigate the case, collect evidence, if any against respondents. The respondents are required to appear and associate themselves with the JIT as and when required. The JIT may also examine the relevant evidence and material, if any, already available with the FIA and NAB.
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Ch. Jaffar Iqbal (Parliamentary Secretary for Defence):
All the decisions in Supreme Court are given on majority basis. The majority of the judges have given a clean chit to the worthy Prime Minister. The petitions of PTI, JI and Sheikh Rasheed have been dismissed. According to the judgment of the honorable court, Prime Minister is Sadiq and Ameen. The decision is in favor of democracy, justice and rules and regulations of honorable court.
Maiza Hameed (Leader, PML-N):
The elected Prime Minister of Pakistan has successfully proved his innocence. This is a great victory for PML-N. The people of Pakistan have rejected politics of blaming others. Imran Khan has continuously insulted every institution including office of the Prime Minister. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, an elected Prime Minister has presented himself for accountability. The only underlying agenda of Imran Khan was to derail the system in Pakistan. The Supreme Court has categorically said that Prime Minister and his family is innocent.
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