Military pledged to play ‘due role’ in Panamagate JIT investigation

Islamabad:The military will play its due role in a legal and transparent manner to  investigate  the Panamagate case, with refrence to JIT, the corps commanders resolved on Monday.

According to the statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  progress of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was reviewed in the 22nd Corps Commanders’ Conference and  the forum discussed the apex court’s Panamagate verdict with special reference to the JIT and pledged to play its due role in a legal and transparent manner to investigate the Panamagate case through it members in the JIT.

The JIT is to include officials from the National Accountability Bureau, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the State Bank of Pakistan, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI), and will be led by an assistant director general level officer from the FIA ,as per the supreme Court order.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, one of the judges with a dissenting opinion in the 2:3 split verdict of the case, had said in the detailed judgement that the apex court had to entertain the case “in the backdrop of an unfortunate failure on the part of all the relevant institutions in the country, like the NAB, the FIA, the SBP, the Federal Board of Revenue, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, and the National Assembly speaker to inquire into or investigate the matter.”
It has been commented that the ISI and the MI have been included in the JIT to allay these concerns.

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