JIT recommends reopening of 15 cases against PM


ISLAMABAD July 16 (TNS): JIT recommends reopening of 15 cases decided by the Lahore High Court, eight probes and two inquiries against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

These 15 comprise three registered during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of the PPP and 12 were prepared during the Musharraf regime, soon after Gen Musharraf toppled the Sharif government in the October 1999 military coup.

Sharif family’s four London apartments case was also among the eight investigations started by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in December 1999.

Supreme Court asked JIT to investigate the money trail for the London flats. The court’s other 12 questions were related to the sale and purchase of the Gulf Steel Mill, the Qatari letter, offshore companies and other matters. The court had allowed the team to consider the records already available with NAB and the FIA that may help the investigators.

JIT also recommended reviving cases such as three NAB references and two FIA cases quashed by the LHC. The JIT even found anomalies in these cases. Reopening of another case the FIA registered the same year of the same nature was also recommended.