Panama papers: Reprieve for Nawaz Sharif, SC order JIT probe

nawazThe Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the formation of a joint investigation team to probe prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in connection with the Panama papers case. A five-judge bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan delivered a 3-2 split verdict in the matter.

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Pathankot probe: Can a foreign agency question Indian witnesses?

pakjit1Pathankot, April 7: After saying a lot through the Pakistan media, the Joint Investigation Team made an official statement. The JIT made the statement after it informed the National Investigation Agency about the progress being made in the case.
However the most important aspect in the statement is the JIT saying that they were not given access to the officials of the NSG, Indian Army, BSF or Air Force who were witnesses in the case. The NIA had made it clear that the officers would not be part of the probe by the JIT. However the other witnesses were allowed to speak with the JIT.

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Pakistan’s U-turn on Pathankot not official, but expect dramatics

Militant attacks in PathankotIt has become increasingly clear that Pakistan is all set to deny the role of its citizens in the Pathankot attack.
Although there has not been an official statement from Pakistan, they have made sure that their views have been floated through their media outlets.

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Pakistan’s u-turn on Pathankot- This nation can never be trusted

pakjit1The visit by the Joint Investigation Team to India to probe the Pathankot attack was considered a welcome move.

The NIA and the JIT discussed various aspects regarding the probe and the former even issued a statement stating that the visit by the latter was a satisfactory one.

Pathankot attack: NIA note on JIT visit speaks of only 4 terrorists

pakjit1New Delhi, Apr 2: The note by the National Investigation Agency post the visit by the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan states that it had given the identity of the four terrorists involved in the Pathankot attack.
The note reads, “The NIA shared with JIT the identity and the address of the 4 terrorists and requested the JIT to confirm the same.”
NIA presented the JIT with concrete evidence against the office bearers of JeM who conspired in the attack and the handlers of the terrorists who facilitated and guided them.

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India-Pakistan bonhomie and the need for a mutual legal assistance treaty

india-pak-nsa-meet-pti_650x400_61449475389Why is Pakistan in no hurry to conclude the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) concerning criminal matters with India. There are a host of reasons behind this and the draft that was sent by India in 2005 and 2012 continues to remain pending or in the cold storage.

One must also note that in the absence of the MLAT the visit by the Joint Investigation Team to India to probe the Pathankot attack does not have legal sanctity. V Balachandran, former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing who retired as a Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India explains to OneIndia the reasons why Pakistan has been slow in concluding the MLAT.

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What to expect from Pak’s JIT visit to Pathankot?

pakjitNew Delhi, March 29: The Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan which will visit Pathankot on Tuesday will be accompanied by a team of the NIA which would provide evidence.
The NIA which gave the JIT a presentation yesterday says that this is a necessary exercise since all evidence gathered needs to be probed so that the masterminds of the attacks are brought to book in Pakistan.

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Pathankot probe: Pak’s JIT to get NIA briefing on March 28

pattackNew Delhi, March 28: A team of the National Investigation Agency will brief the members of the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan about the Pathankot attack probe in a brief while from now.
The JIT which arrived in New Delhi yesterday with a 7 day visa will visit the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.

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