SC constitutes larger bench to form new JIT in Model Town case

SC constitutes larger bench to form new JIT in Model Town case
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LAHORE: The Supreme Court constituted a larger bench to establish a new joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the Model Town case .

A two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a petition at the Supreme Court 's Lahore Registry about formation of a new JIT to probe the Model Town case .

During the proceedings, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri appeared before the bench and said that "zero progress has been made in our case since the indictment of former Punjab IG Mushtaq Sukhera."

He requested that another JIT be formed to re-investigate the case. However, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif's counsel Azam Tarar appeared on his behalf and sought additional time from the court for case preparation.

The court then formed a larger bench for the constitution of a new JIT to probe the case.

The larger bench, including Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, will hear the case from December 5.

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