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60-day Probe: JIT Sought Legal Assistance from Six Countries

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During its 60-day probe, The JIT had contacted six countries for mutual legal assistance into the Sharif family’s offshore assets. These two countries provided enough evidence that became an important source of information accepted and submitted before the Supreme Court, but a response from four countries is still awaited.

The JIT wrote that it had contacted authorities in six countries for mutual assistance. In volume one of its probe report including the office of attorney general of British Virgin Islands, the UK Home Office, Saudi Arabia’s ministry of interior, UAE’s ministry of justice, the Central Authority Switzerland, and the office of prosecutor general Luxemburg.

British Virgin Islands and the UAE were responded quickly. And their responses and reactions formed evidence to repudiate the Sharif family’s claims on the money trail they had early on submitted in the Supreme Court.

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The JIT report’s 10th volume is public now. As according to Wajid Zia, The probe panel had requested the apex court to keep the said volume confidential. The head of the six-member JIT it will be helpful in making more investigations.

As the three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, accepted the plea, the volume 10 of the probe report has not been made public.

The report also said that two members of the JIT had visited the UAE. They visited to investigate and gather important record and evidence related to the interest and involvement of the Sharif family in business in Dubai especially on affairs of Capital FZE.

A solicitor firm of BVI was hired to investigate the issues that are related to BVI raised in the relevant MLA requests. The Sharif family’s legal team will come up on Friday evening filing objections to the JIT report.

Sources told The Express Tribune that senior lawyer Khawaja Muhammad Haris is too busy going through the multi-volume JIT report. And objections might be filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday. Dar used NBP president’s accounts for illegal money transfer, according To JIT.

The ruling family would file legal and factual objections, a senior PML-N lawyer said. A member of the PTI’s legal team told The Express Tribune that as part of their “simple” strategy. Naeem Bukhari would only argue for half an hour. He is trying to establish that Premier Sharif was disqualified in view of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution on the basis of the JIT report. The bench may summon the PM in view of its April 20 verdict on the Panamagate case.

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