PTI requests SC to stop PM from creating hurdles for JIT | Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: PTI has requested the Supreme Court to stop Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar from creating hurdles in the investigation being carried out by the Joint Investigation Team of the Panama case.

In its petition, PTI has alleged that the prime minister has misused his powers by starting a movement against the judiciary and the JIT that has been formed to probe the Sharif family and others regarding the Panamagate. It added the purpose of this movement was to hinder the investigation being carried out by the JIT. This was despite the fact that the Supreme Court has expressed satisfaction over the progress of the team, the petition stated.

It further read the federal ministers and other officials of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were targetting the investigation team. Moreover, PTI stated, the JIT members, judges and their children have also been threatened.

Therefore, PTI requested the apex court, to direct the prime minister and finance minister to implement court orders under Article 190 of the Constitution, which states all executive and judicial authorities throughout Pakistan shall act in aid of the Supreme Court. 

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