Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned the hearing of Panama case for two weeks as the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – probing the offshore assets of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 verdict, submitted its initial report.

A three-member bench of the top court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal expressed its satisfaction over the progress of the JIT initial report.

The sealed report was in two parts. The judges reviewed the JIT report in the court room.

Justice Ejaz remarked that the case has to be concluded in 60 days. He also said that the court cannot give additional time.

“We are not showing our lack of confidence in the report,” he said.

In the hearing, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) counsel Fawad Chaudhry pleaded the court to provide the copy of the JIT report on Panama Case. The bench turned down his request.

Justice Ejaz, addressing Chaudhry, said that the law does not allow them to do so. He added that interference will not be allowed in this matter.

“This is a very serious and sensitive matter,” Justice Ejaz-ul-Hassan stated.

Additional Director General (DG) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia had chaired 12 meetings in which records from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were sought.

An interview of journalist Umar Cheema was also recorded by the JIT whereas officials investigating the Hudaibiya Paper Mills Case were also questioned by the investigators.

Leaders of PML-N and PTI were present in the court for the case hearing.

Both PML-N and PTI leaders have said that the case hearing should be open so that there are no doubts.