JIT notified to interrogate Karachi mayor in two recent cases


KARACHI: Sindh government has issued notification to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe newly elected mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar in two recently registered cases against him.


According to the communique issued by Sindh Home department, the JIT is formed under the supervision of senior superintendent of police. It also includes an officer from Sindh Rangers and members from all intelligence agencies (ISI, MI, IB, special branch) and grade 18 CTD officers.

According to police officials, two cases are lodged against Waseem Akhtar at Malir City and Sachal police stations under clauses of anti-terrorism, criminal conspiracy against Pakistan and destabilizing the country.

The notification states, that the JIT will interrogate and investigate the charges within seven days and will submit its report within two days of completion of interrogation.

The notification, however, does not state whether the joint interrogation will take place in prison or at a different location.