ISLAMABAD - As expected, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan did not turn up before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the second summon, but National Accountability Bureau bosses are determined to serve on him a third summon directing him to present before the JIT in his private capacity.

NAB spokesman said that they were strictly adhering to the guideline given by the Supreme Court of Pakistan order, adding that they would be summoning him in his personal capacity and the summon would be sent at his residential address.

NAB spokesman further made it clear that any correspondence by Dr Faqir Hussain as Registrar or by using the official letterhead of Supreme Court henceforth would not be entertained by the JIT to the extent of his version or contention in this case. The summons would likely be issued for his personal appearance before JIT some time next week.

Request for International Mutual Legal Assistance from the relevant authorities in the UK has been formally made through diplomatic channels and the UK High Commission in Pakistan, the spokesman added.  JIT has also sought the services of Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of UK for technical assistance and to ensure complete transparency in the process of evidence gathering in this case.

It is of utmost importance to take all necessary measures with regard to determining the genuineness and authenticity of documents furnished by Malik Raiz.