Panama Papers case JIT to be formed today

Panama Papers case JIT to be formed today

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered the concerned departments to forward the names of the competent officers to be nominated into the Joint Investigation Team ordered for probe of the Panama papers case.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) ordered by the Supreme Court to conduct a probe into the Panama leaks case is expected to be constituted today.

The Supreme Court has received names of the six officers who would comprise the JIT. All the relevant institutions have submitted names of the officers who would be part of the JIT, to the apex court as per the stipulated deadline, the sources said.

According to the sources, a special section has been established in the Supreme Court to put together the JIT. 

Additional registrar Mohammad Ali has been appointed coordinator and would be responsible for facilitating all communication between the JIT and the Supreme Court bench.

Deputy registrar and assistant registrar would assist the coordinator. The JIT would submit its report on the progress in the probe to the coordinator every 15 days, the sources added.

According to the Supreme Court verdict on the Panama case, the JIT has been tasked to investigate into funds used by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children to buy properties in London through offshore businesses.

The JIT would consist of an FIA officer, a NAB representative, an SECP officer, a State Bank of Pakistan nominee, and an officer from the ISI and MI.