JIT submits third progress report to Supreme Court


ISLAMABAD, June 22 (APP): The Joint Investigation Team (JIT)
formed by the Supreme Court to investigate the Panama Papers issue
Thursday submitted its third progress report to the three-member
special bench implementing the apex court’s verdict on the matter.
The bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the
On a question as to whether the Securities and Exchange
Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had provided the JIT the information it had requested, Justice
Ijazul Ahsan was apprised that the SECP had provided some documents and the FBR had provided nothing.
Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that such behaviour was not
acceptable and the departments should cooperate with the JIT on
the SC’s orders.
He also asked if there were any detail about where the records
were kept. “Are they lost or stolen?” he questioned.
The attorney general said a list of required records
should be provided to him and the government would ensure that the
JIT was given access to them.
The bench instructed the JIT to provide a list of all records
required from the FBR and reiterated that the JIT should complete
its investigation in the given time and submit its final report by
July 10.
The court also discussed the matter of the JIT photo leak,
observing that Hussain Nawaz had moved the court to form a judicial
The court diretcted the attorney general to find out if the
government had any reservations regarding disclosing the name of
the person responsible for the leakage.