Supreme Court says Panama Papers JIT will not get extra time 'under any circumstance'
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the prime minister's family's business dealings abroad submitted an initial report before the Supreme Court Monday.
After reviewing the report, the contents of which were not made public, the three-member special bench of the apex court, formed to monitor the JIT's proceedings, ordered Wajid Zia, head of the JIT, to take the stand.
Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, the head of the bench, warned Zia that the tasks assigned to the JIT should be completed within the 60-day time-frame provided to the team.
"We will not allow extra time under any circumstances," Justice Shiekh Azmat, a member of the bench, added. He directed the FIA director to report any problems faced by the members of the JIT to the court.
Justice Azmat also told Zia that the court "does not disagree with the report."
Advocate Faisal Chaudhry, representing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, asked the court to make the JIT's report public. However, the bench said that the report will only be made public at a "suitable time".
The next hearing will be in two weeks, in line with the Supreme Court's order on the Panama Papers case.