Panamagate JIT to submit final report in Pak SC


A case was made by the government of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto against Nawaz Sharif but it was not pursued when Mr.Sharif returned to power in 1997.

The respondents and petitioners have been directed to approach the Supreme Court Registrar Office to acquire copies of the JIT's final probe report.

During the course of the investigation, those who will be present before the JIT include Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the prime minister.

"It was the first time in Paksitan's history that Sharif family is brought to justice for their corruption", said Imran Khan.

The top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) made it clear that the ruling party would not accept the findings of the JIT if the statements of a former Qatari prime minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani were not made part of the report. Pakistani authorities concluded an anti-graft probe into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family and the investigators' report was handed over to the Supreme Court on Monday, officials said. "Why didn't they ask him to appear earlier?"

"Those ministers and PML-N leaders giving open threats to the SC should be tried under contempt of court". They appeared once before the JIT.

Sharif said that he had a public mandate to serve as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a full five-year term, and this was so because the people firmly believed in his development-oriented policies. "And yesterday, you said the same to the JIT". He called on the nation and the lawyers to help prevent such an occurrence. Leadership of every political party must remember that democracy - without fair and transparent across the board accountability - is complete farce and in order to save, nourish democratic process in the country an impartial and strong accountability institution should be formed through an act of Parliament so that justice is done in all the cases without any fear and discrimination. Aziz said they will issue a comprehensive response after examining the report. PML-N leaders, including Khawaja Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafique, also addressed party workers on Sunday, and showed support for their leaders ahead of the JIT report.