ISLAMABAD: An international firm, Broadsheet, was asked by the Supreme Court (SC) to provide additional documents for receiving a copy of volume 10 of Joint Investigation Report (JIT) report.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed gave the order during the hearing and asked Broadsheet’s counsel Sardar Latif Khosa to provide additional documents. The counsel will present the documents at a hearing next week.
The firm had approached the apex court after an International Arbitration sought copy of volume 10 from the attorney general of Pakistan, National Accountability Buteau (NAB) and Broadsheet in a case pertaining to payments.
Broadsheet was hired by NAB to recover offshore plundered money. However, disputes pertaining to the agreement between both the parties were referred to arbitration in London, where the litigation before sole Arbitrator Sir Anthony Evans concluded in an interim award in terms of liability.
It is pertinent to mention here that the award is enforceable in Pakistan under Section 4 and 6 of the Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) 2011.
However, the final award on the “quantum of damages” will be given upon the submission of the missing information i.e. volume 10 of the Panamagate. The copy has to be presented before the International Arbitrator in London in the next hearing scheduled for July 16.