Panama Case: JIT summons Maryam Nawaz on 5th of July


The joint investigating team (JIT), appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, investigating about the Sharif’s off-shore properties abroad, has summoned Maryam Nawaz Sharif to appear before JIT on the coming 5th of July.

The JIT has resumed its work today after one day’s Eid break on 26th of June. The JIT has also summoned Maryam’s brothers, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz on 3rd and 4th July, respectively.

However, it has been apprised by PMLN’s leader Tallal Chaudry, that Maryam is in London at the moment for attending the graduation ceremony of her son.

Maryam has been asked to appear before JIT in the Federal Judicial Academy where it works officially. She will become the sixth member from Sharif family to appear before the JIT.

Before the Premier’s daughter, five other members from the Sharif family have been summoned by the JIT; including Prime Minister himself, CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz and PM Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, retired Captain Mohammad Safdar.

Also, Premier’s cousin, Tariq Shafi has also been appeared before the Panama Case JIT. The calling of Maryam Nawaz by the JIT was expected as her name was directly involved in the Panama Papers.

“The summons issued by the JIT to Maryam Nawaz are not a surprise because she is the beneficiary of the Sharif’s off-shore companies,” remarked by Fawad Chaudry, the spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

JIT summons Maryam Nawaz
A copy of the summons

When the JIT submitted its progress reports before the special bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday, the bench has also directed the investigating team to submit its final report on 10th of July.

Reportedly, the bench is satisfied with joint investigating team’s performance and the petition by Hussain Nawaz against the JIT has also been rejected by the Supreme Court.

However, Maryam’s appearance before the JIT will may take the investigative process to the decisive stage, as the 60-days time given to the JIT for the investigation is about to over.


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