Why Supreme Court had rejected the names of officers for JIT

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Why Supreme Court had rejected the names of officers for JIT

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court three member special bench resumed the Panama Papers case hearing in court today.

Chairperson of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and deputy governor of the State Bank were also present at the hearing, where Justice Azmat Saeed told them why they rejected the names suggested for members of the JIT.

The judge told the officials that negative reports had surfaced regarding the financial standing, political affiliation, and integrity of the people they had suggested for the investigation team.

He was annoyed that names of the people were leaked by the concerned departments before a decision on them was taken in court. "The department heads are responsible for this," he said.

However, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan said directives for the formation of the Joint Investigation Team on the Panama Papers case would be issued today.

The names of the investigation team are expected to be decided in a few hours.