The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the prime minister's family's business dealings overseas submitted an initial report before the Supreme Court Monday.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has fixed application of Sharif family expressing reservations over the working of joint investigation team (JIT) for hearing. "Let these applications be numbered and listed for hearing in the court on Monday (29-05-2017)", read a Wednesday order from the three-member implementation bench.
The source said Hussain Nawaz also sent an email endorsing the contents of Shafi's complaint. However, during the investigation he was given a hard time by some JIT members.
Earlier, JIT was considering to send a questionnaire to the PM House and chose to summon Hussain Nawaz, son of the prime minister.
Reports carried by different media channels said Tariq Shafi, a cousin Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has lodged the complaint against some of the JIT members with the head of the investigation team, saying they misbehaved with him during questioning.
Shafi's counsel further stated in the letter that the documents being demanded by the JIT have already been presented, which are also part of court proceedings pertaining to the case. There is an apprehension that some JIT members, who have political inclinations, may put pressure on witnesses to record a version best suited to the detractors. "Notice to be issued to the applicant (Hussain) for said date", said the order, passed by the bench in the chamber.
"We hold the right to exercise the constitutional rights which are given to every Pakistani citizen".