ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday hinted at appointing a Panama-like high-powered joint investigation team (JIT) in the Rs35 billion fake accounts case but without representations from intelligence agencies namely the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).
“Maybe the members of the ISI and MI were included in the Panama Papers leaks case to spice up (Tarka) the probe,” observed Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, dismissing the possibility of inclusion of the intelligence agencies officials in the white-collar crime.
The observation came when a three-judge SC bench asked Federal Investigation Agency Director General Bashir Memon about the composition of the JIT in the Panama Papers case. When he recalled that the probe team was headed by FIA Additional Director Wajid Zia and included representatives from the State Bank of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, MI and ISI, the chief justice asked him
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