Pak SC rules out extra time for Panama Papers JIT

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 22 : Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ruled out giving more time to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to conduct its probe on the Sharif family's business dealings abroad.

Examining an initial report of the JIT, the three-member special bench of the Supreme Court ordered Wajid Zia, head of the JIT, to take the stand.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, a member of the bench, warned Zia that the tasks assigned to the JIT should be completed within the 60-day time-frame provided to the team.

"We will not allow extra time under any circumstances," Justice Shiekh Azmat added. He directed the FIA director to report any problems faced by the members of the JIT to the court, reports the Dawn.

Advocate Faisal Chaudhry, representing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, asked the court to make the JIT's report public.

However, the bench said that the report will only be made public at a "suitable time". The next hearing will take place on June 5..

Source: ANI