News @ 3 – 19th June 2017

June 19, 2017 740 No Comments


ISLAMABAD: The three-member special bench of the Supreme Court on Monday will resume hearing of Hussain Nawaz’s petition with regard to his photo leak and expected to announce its judgment on the petition.

On Thursday, the proceedings could not be held as the Panamagate JIT members could not show up in the top court as the probing team had summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for interrogation on the same day. The case was then adjourned till Monday (today).

The special bench will hold proceedings over the government’s response to the charges of the Panamagate JIT that some official quarters were reluctant to cooperate with the JIT and impeding the probe against money trail and offshore properties of the Sharif family.

Last week, in hearing of the petition filed by the premier’s son, the Panamagate JIT had rejected the allegations levelled against the probing team in connection with the leaking of Hussain Nawaz’s photo before a questioning session. However, it assured that punitive action would be taken against any individual suspected of involvement in the incident.

It also apprised the bench that the Prime Minister House and government machinery were being used to influence the witnesses, creating hurdles in the probe by withholding the important record with regard to the money trail of the Sharif family’s foreign properties.

The court had then reserved its decision on Hussain Nawaz’s petition challenging the video recording of the JIT interrogation sessions. The bench had also directed the attorney general (AG) to submit a reply to the JIT’s report on ‘impediments’ faced by it.

On Friday, Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali submitted the para-wise replies of all concerned state institutions and ministries in the top court, rejecting allegations levelled by the Panamagate JIT of impeding its probe against money trail and offshore properties of Sharif family.


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