Two JIT members leave for Dubai en-route Qatar


Islamabad, July 4 (TNS): Two members of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) left for Dubai en-route Qatar on Tuesday in pursuit of the high-profile probe.

According to reports, Military Intelligence’s Brigadier Kamran Khurshid and National Accountability Bureau’s Irfan Mangi left for Dubai on Tuesday morning via Emirates flight EK615 to gather more evidence in the case.

Reports had claimed earlier that one JIT member would be proceeding to record the statement of Qatari prince Hamad bin Jasim.

On Monday, addressing the media after Hasan Nawaz’s appearance before the JIT, Prime Minister’s Political Adviser Asif Kirmani said the JIT report cannot be completed without recording the statement of the Qatari prince.

Talking about the Qatari prince, whose letter came to the aid of the Sharif family during the Panama Papers case hearing by the Supreme Court earlier this year, Kirmani said the royal family member has repeatedly requested the JIT to record his statement but they have not done so.

“The JIT report will be incomplete till the Qatari prince’s letter has been made part of the record,” he claimed.

As per the JIT’s statements in the Supreme Court, the Qatari prince had refused to come to Pakistan to record his statement citing security concerns. He later opted to record his statement with the JIT if it travels to Qatar to do so.