ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has arrived on the judicial academy the place he’ll seem earlier than the Panama case Joint Investigation Workforce (JIT).
Shehbaz Sharif is the fourth member of the Sharif household to seem earlier than the JIT.
The chief minister arrived on the Federal Judicial Academy at roughly 11am.
Initially, when Shehbaz Sharif departed from the Punjab Home he was driving in a white land cruiser pushed by Federal Inside Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan which was adopted by one other black SUV.
Nevertheless, when the autos arrived on the Federal Judicial Academy the chief minister was nonetheless driving within the white SUV however as a substitute of Chaudhry Nisar, Hamza Shehbaz was within the driving seat.
Based on sources, the autos stopped twice whereas en path to the Federal Judicial Academy and it was throughout these unscheduled stops that the seating association was modified.
About 2,547 cops have been deployed alongside the route of the judicial academy.
The chief minister was additionally accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hamza Shehbaz Sharif.
The JIT is probing the worldwide cash path of the Sharif household in mild of the Supreme Court docket’s April 20 judgment within the Panama Papers case.
Earlier, a gathering was held on the Punjab Home the place the chief minister was suggested by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders together with Chaudhry Nisar previous to his look earlier than the JIT.
The chief minister arrived within the federal capital on Friday night and mentioned the conspiracy parts are as soon as once more indulging in politics of lies.
“I don’t have time to reply to the opposition’s baseless allegations and can serve the folks until my final breath,” mentioned the Punjab chief minister.
Participating in falsehood is not going to profit their detrimental politics, he mentioned, including that individuals have by no means voted for individuals who degree false allegations.
In a current report back to the court docket, the JIT had complained of ‘impediments’ in its investigation by a number of authorities departments.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared earlier than the JIT to reply their queries.
After the session, he mentioned that each penny earned by his household is accounted for, including that these are belongings associated to his personal household wealth and don’t have anything to do with public funds.
He additionally rejected all allegations of wrongdoing and corruption hurled by his opponents.
The JIT has summoned the premier’s elder son, Hussain Nawaz, 5 instances and his youthful son, Hassan, twice.
The probe thus far
The Supreme Court docket started investigating the Sharif household late final yr after the principle political events didn’t agree on a committee to probe the Panama Papers leaks, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan threatened mass protests and to ‘shut down Islamabad’.
The JIT — fashioned on Might 6 — was given 60 days to finish its probe into the Sharif household’s worldwide monetary dealings and submit its report back to the Supreme Court docket’s particular implementation bench overseeing its proceedings.
The JIT crew is headed by Federal Investigation Company Extra Director Wajid Zia, and consists of members from Inter-Companies Intelligence, Navy Intelligence, Securities and Change Fee of Pakistan, State Financial institution of Pakistan and the Nationwide Accountability Bureau.
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