Special security measures in place ahead of PM Nawaz Sharif’s JIT appearance | Pakistan

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The entrance gate of the Federal Judicial Academy. Photo: Geo News 

ISLAMABAD: Extraordinary security arrangements have been put in place in and around the Federal Judicial Academy where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be quizzed by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the premier’s family’s global money trail.

The Islamabad Police, along with Rangers and other law enforcement personnel, have drawn up a special security and traffic plan for the premier’s Thursday visit.

A total of 2,668 security personnel, including 400 from the FC and 180 from the Punjab Rangers, have been deployed for the event. A security cordon has been put in place around the building, with special entry for the media only.

The Islamabad Traffic Police has also issued a special traffic plan, so citizens going in and out of Sector H-8 are not inconvenienced.

Sources said the security staff of Prime Minister (PM) House has completed the security sweep of the academy — declared the secretariat of the JIT — as well as the investigation room.

A bullet-proof dais has also been erected in front of the academy, where the premier is expected to address the media.

Sources also said that the PM House security staff, as well as the premier’s personal staff, will not be permitted to accompany the prime minister into the building.

Earlier this week, the premier received a summons from the JIT over its high-profile probe in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 verdict.

Previously, the PM’s elder son, Hussain, and younger son, Hassan, have appeared before the JIT five and two times, respectively.

The PM’s brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has also been summoned for questioning on June 17. Similarly, the PM’s son-in-law, MNA Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, has been summoned on June 24. 

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