JIT head Wajid Zia, in a report submitted to the Supreme Court bench overseeing JIT proceedings said that some government departments are not only not cooperating but are also tampering with and forging records.
Justice Ijaz-Ul-Ahsan observed that “these are serious allegations levelled by the JIT in its application.” Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed another member of the bench observed that “there would be far-reaching consequences in case of forgery.” The court is also considering making public all the problems faced by the JIT.
The Bench also expressed apprehension that JIT will not be able to complete its investigation in-time if this situation continues. The Court has directed Additional Attorney General, Rana Waqar, to submit his reply on the allegations levelled by the JIT.
These are the kind of hurdles Imran Khan was worried about when he first demanded resignation of PM at the start of JIT proceedings. It has been one year since Panama Papers came out and so far PM Nawaz has only produced a Qatari letter, which looks likely to be rejected since the author of the letter has refused to appear in person or via video link.