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Supreme Court asks Azam Swati to resign immediately

The Supreme Court of Pakistan formed on Friday a Joint Investigation Team(JIT) in a case involving the transfer of Islamabad Inspector General (IG) Jan Muhammad and asked Azam Swati to submit his resignation immediately. Azam Swati is a Federal Minister for Science and Technology.

During the hearing, the court mulled opening an investigation into Azam Swati’s ability to hold office under Article 62 of the Constitution. Supreme Court of Pakistan has been summoned at the next hearing along with a video of him.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan took back its earlier order to hand over additional charge of the post of Islamabad Inspector General (IG) to another senior officer.

During the suo motu hearing,The The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered that NAB’s Irfan Mangi be appointed the head of theJoint Investigation Team (JIT). Mangi was also in the Joint Investigation Team(JIT) formed to investigate the Panama Papers case.

The Joint Investigation Team(JIT) has 14 days to complete investigations and submit a report to the court. Also part of the Joint Investigation Team(JIT) are the Intelligence Bureau’s Ahmed Rizwan, FIA’s Mirwaiz and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) director general. The court has asked the Joint Investigation Team(JIT) to ascertain what happened at Swati’s farmhouse and take a look into his assets.

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