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SC can be shut if media continues trial, says Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD (INP): Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and rights activist Asma Jahangir on Friday said the Supreme Court can be shut down if the media continues to play the role of judiciary.

She added the report by the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should be left to the Supreme Court to decide upon as it contains very sensitive legal issues.

“The JIT report is an investigation and investigations are challenged in courts and the JIT is not the same as the Supreme Court,” said Jahangir. She further said the report was leaked and now the media is carrying out a trial based on the leaked documents.

The JIT submitted its final report to the apex court on July 10. It formed on May 5 in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment and was tasked to ascertain the money trail of the Sharif family.

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