Panama Case: JIT members reach Doha to record Qatari prince’s statement

JIT to record Qatari prince’s statement on July 6 - report |

DOHA – Two members of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe Sharif family’s wealth mentioned in Panama papers, have reached Doha to record Qatari prince Hamad bin Jassim’s statement, reported.

According to reports, two JIT members, Brigadier Kamran from Military Intelligence (MI) and Irfan Naeem Mangi from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrived in Doha to record the prince’s statement.

It was earlier reported that one of the JIT members will fly to Doha on July 6, to record his excellency’s statement.

The Express Tribune reported via its sources that Prince Jasim said he would be happy to welcome the Panamagate JIT members at his residence and would provide all the relevant details regarding his family’s business association with the Sharif family.

Earlier on June 22, the JIT had written a letter to the prince to appear before it at the Pakistan High Commission in Qatar and record his statement. It had strictly advised him not to bring his lawyer and accountant with him during the investigation on June 29 or 30, 2017, whichever date suited him.

He had been directed to inform the JIT about the suitability of the date before June 26. The Qatari prince was informed that he would not be given any questionnaire in advance rather he would have to answer the questions directly during the investigation.

A letter available with The Express Tribune revealed that the JIT had used a very strict language and the prince was treated like an accused person in a criminal case.


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