ISLAMABAD: The ruling PML-N on Monday filed its objections on JIT report in front of the apex court. According to details, the Sharif family’s counsel, Khawaja Harris, submitted two applications in the Supreme Court detailing objections to the JIT report.
The first application requests the three-member special bench to make public volume 10 of the JIT’s final report. The JIT had requested the court to keep the volume confidential as it contains investigative material that is still ongoing.
The second application mentions several objections of the Sharif family to the JIT itself and the way the investigators conducted their probe.
The Sharif claims that the process of acquiring documents from the UK through ‘mutual legal assistance’ was not held according to the relevant sections of the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance.
The JIT report has also been accused of misusing its authority and proceeding beyond their original mandate.
It claimed that the JIT’s head, Federal Investigation Agency Additional Director Wajid Zia, employed the services of his cousin’s law firm in the UK. The application also stated that the JIT exceeded its authority when it delved into cases such as the Hudabiya Papers Mills case, which was not ordered by the apex court.
Several objections have also been raised by the Sharif family against JIT members. It states that Bilal Rasul, the JIT member from the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, is associated with a political party whereas Amer Aziz, the JIT member from the State Bank of Pakistan, is affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Q.
It stated in submitted application that JIT members have totally ignored all rules and resolutions while recording the statements of witnesses. They pointed out that JIT crossed its mandate and worked in biased manner. They also stated that interrogators behaved in a partial manner and pleaded with the court to discard the inquiry report.