ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has forwarded names of its three nominees to the Supreme Court for the Joint Investigation Team, which will conduct a probe into funds allegedly used by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children to buy properties in London through offshore businesses.
The names of FIA Additional Director General (ADG) Captain (retd) Ahmed Lateef, ADG Doctor Shafeeq and ADG Wajid Zia have been forwarded to the SC, which will decide the final name for heading the JIT.
Earlier today sources revealed that Captain (retd) Lateef and ADG Doctor Shafeeq went on leave citing medical reasons, raising speculation that the remaining ADG in office, ADG Zia, could head the JIT.
Citing the 'indifference' and 'unwillingness' of the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau in its verdict on the Panama leaks case, a five-member Supreme Court bench had said there were still questions "which go to the heart of the matter and need to be answered".
According to the verdict, the six-member team will comprise the following officers: