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SC constitutes JIT in Pakpattan shrine land transfer case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Pakpattan shrine land case.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case pertaining to the transfer of 14,000 kanals of land of the Pakpattan shrine to Dewan Ghulam Qutab in 1985. Nawaz was the then-chief minister of Punjab province when the land in question was transferred.
The court ordered JIT will be headed by National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Chairman Khaliq Dad Lak and comprising an official each of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
The court ordered that rules and regulations of JIT should be decided till December 27 and JIT members should appear before it on December 27.
“The JIT will probe the role of then-chief minister of Punjab province Nawaz Sharif in the transfer of the land,” the SC bench further said
During the hearing of the case CJP remarked “ Documents prove that Nawaz as Punjab chief minister transferred the Auqaf Department’s land to a private owner. Nawaz Sharif says he has no memory regarding this.”
CJP inquired from Barrister Zafar Ullah, counsel for Nawaz Sharif the matter should be got investigated by whom.
Barrister Zafar Ullah said the case should be got investigated by any one.
CJP remarked “ Nawaz Sharif says he had not denotified land. You know if this thing proves wrong then what will be its consequences.

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