Access To Volume X of JIT Report In Panama Case

Access To Volume X of JIT Report In Panama Case

The Supreme Court granted the National Accountability Bureau access to Volume X of the final report of the Joint Investigation Team that probed allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family in the Panama Case’.

The Bureau was asked to file four references in the Rawalpindi accountability court on the basis of the material collected and referred to by the joint investigation team against members of the Sharif family and the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in keeping with the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Case.

Volume X of the report contains details of mutual legal assistance requests sent to various countries that have not been made public by the Supreme Court on the request of the Joint Investigation Team’s Chairman, who was afraid that the information would be used to interfere in the investigative collaborations with foreign countries.

Previously, the Supreme Court has only provided the National Accountability Bureau with the first nine volumes of the report, withholding the tenth.

However, last week, the Bureau filed an application with the Supreme Court, requesting complete certified copies of the report. The Bureau needed at least four certified complete copies to finalise the references.

The disqualified Prime Minister and his sons are expected to appear before investigators of Bureau in the ‘Al-Azizia Steel Mills Case’ on Friday.

It will be the first of many cases that the Bureau is going to probe, an act that could have serious repercussions for the country’s political frame.