SC rejects Hussain Nawaz’s plea against JIT photo leak

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Panama Leaks case at Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: In its verdict on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s plea against leakage of a CCTV image of his appearance before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing Panama Papers case against the Sharif family.
While terming the plaintiff’s reservations ‘baseless’, the apex court declared that culprits behind photo leak have already been identified after an inquiry.
Usage of technology for correction of record is not prohibited, however, video recording cannot be used as evidence, the court remarked.
In his petition on June 7, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son had claimed that the photo leak was against ethical and legal codes, adding that recording videos of the JIT’s proceedings was similar to “pressurising” witnesses appearing before the investigation team.
He had requested the court to stop the JIT from recording videos of the proceedings to ensure transparency in the investigation.

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