CM Punjab appears before Panama JIT


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ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif has reached the Federal Judicial Academy to appear before the Joint Investigating Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers Case today on Saturday.

CM Punjab will record his statement and answer to the queries of the investigation team at the Federal Judicial Academy.

Strict security arrangements have been taken around the premises of judicial academy, the area has been sealed and the party workers have been informed not to gather at the JIT secretariat.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already recorded his statement before the JIT while his sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, have also appeared before the JIT in connection with the investigation.

In a statement issued from Lahore, CM Shahbaz said that, PML-N has always given priority to the supremacy of law and Constitution.

The Supreme Court has given the panel two months to investigate the family and then deliver its findings.

The six-man panel, made up of members of civilian investigative agencies and military intelligence officers, are examining three generations of Sharif family wealth.

The team has accused government departments of tampering with old records, but Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday rejected such allegations, adding that the team’s claims meant the process was becoming “suspicious”, media reported.

Sharif’s camp has sought to remove two members of the investigation team and his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party voiced outrage over a leaked photograph taken from security camera footage showing Sharif’s son, Hussain, appearing before the panel.