Nawaz Sharif to appear before Panama JIT today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Joint Investigating Team probing Panama Papers case and Hudaibia Papers Mills in Islamabad today.


JIT was formed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe Panama Papers case.

Special security arrangements have been made on this occasion. Barbed wires have been laid on the road leading to the Federal Judicial Academy as all the roads leading to the academy have been sealed.

Anti-aircraft guns have been installed on all sensitive buildings near the judicial academy with 2668 security personnel from police, Rangers and Special Branch to stand guard on this occasion.

PM will arrive at 11am today at the academy to appear before the interrogators. Meantime, a bullet-proof dais has been put in place.

A special route has been specified for media representatives and other people. A separate place has been set aside for media vehicles.

Earlier, his sons Hussain Nawaz appeared before the JIT five times and Hassan Nawaz two times.

Meantime, Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (rtd.) Safdar has also been summoned to appear before the JIT on June 24 along with all the record.

Prime Minister has directed the party leaders and activists not to gather outside the Federal Judicial Academy on eve of his appearance before the JIT.

In a press statement, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Asif Kirmani Tuesday said the said it came to the knowledge of the prime minister that the workers wanted to express their solidarity with him during his appearance.

The prime minister said the PML-N workers were the assets of the party and he was aware of their sentiments and wanted to thank them.

Dr Kirmani said the prime minister further asked the workers to remember him in their prayers.

The prime minister’s notice came shortly after PTI chief Imran Khan tweeted on Tuesday that he ‘won’t allow’ PML-N’s ‘Gullus’ to hold a show of physical strength two days later when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appears before the Joint Investigation Team probing his alleged offshore wealth.

In a series of tweets, the PTI chairman assured the Joint Investigation Team and the Supreme Court of Pakistan that the entire nation stands behind them ‘as finally the powerful are being brought within ambit of rule of law’.


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