Panama Papers story: SC issues contempt notice to Jang Group CEO, others



ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued another contempt notice to the Jang Group chief executive officer (CEO) and others for falsely claiming in a July 6, 2017 story that the apex court had directed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to look after the affairs of the Panama Papers probe by a six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, also asked Geo News CEO Mir Shakeelur Rehman, Mir Javedur Rehman, and reporter Ahmad Noorani to submit replies over the show-cause notices within two weeks and to appear in person on February 7.

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On July 6, 2017, a news story was published in Jang and The News which said that the ISI had taken control of the secretarial and administrative affairs of the Panamagate

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