Panamagate JIT head Wajid Zia records statement in Flagship reference

Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) head Wajid Zia recorded his statement in the Flagship corruption reference against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif before an accountability court on Monday.

Zia, in today’s hearing, told the court that he was nominated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after the Supreme Court ordered the formation of a JIT to investigate the Panama Papers case.

The top court had ordered the JIT to probe the ownership of Flagship Investments, as well as the source of the money used to set up the company, Zia said.

The investigation team was also supposed to find out if Nawaz’s sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, were his dependants in 1989-1990, he added.

The JIT wrote to United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to request Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and received a response from the latter, Zia said.

He then submitted the statement of Sharif’s cousin Tariq Shafi in the court. Nawaz’s

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